Brain Glue in Treating a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

One of the most catastrophic injuries that can occur in an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain damage that follows a TBI can result in brain tissue loss and disability. However, a new medical breakthrough is being developed to treat TBIs known as “brain glue.” If you have questions about brain glue, then make sure to speak to an attorney right away.

What is Brain Glue?

Brain glue is a hydrogel used to help shield against the loss of brain tissue after a severe injury, and it might help heal brain tissue. Early studies showed that brain glue protected brain tissue from long-term damage, while later studies have been even more promising. Animals treated with brain glue after a severe brain injury showed repair to their brain tissue and a quicker recovery time than animals who did not receive brain glue for similar injuries. The similar brain circuity between certain animals and humans has led to great promise.

How Does Brain Glue Work?

Brain glue was first created by University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor Lohitash Karumbaiah in 2017 to help shield brain cells and tissue after a TBI. Brain glue imitates the makeup and purpose of sugars that support brain cells. The hydrogel carries two protective proteins that can protect and help regrow brain cells in individuals who have suffered from a TBI. These proteins have been further engineered to help accelerate the regeneration and function of injured brain cells. Karumbaiah has filed for a patent on brain glue and has added a partner to study further and engineer this potential medical breakthrough.

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If you are injured in or around Tarzana, Encino, or another neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, the Accident Defenders are here. We help clients across Southern California get compensated for their personal injuries. Call us at (323) 591-2829 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.


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