Researchers Explore Gene That Can Improve Brain-Healing After a Stroke

Neuroscience

(Devdiscourse) – Researchers have found that a dose of the TRIM9 gene could facilitate the brain-healing after a stroke. Also, the gene could reduce the damage caused in concussion and encephalitis as well.

The study published in the journal Cell Reports described a key gene, TRIM9, involved with compressing inflammation in the brain, as well as what happens when the injured brain gets an added boost of that gene.

When a person has a stroke, the brain responds with inflammation, which expands the area of injury and leads to more disability.

The gene, TRIM9, is abundant in the youthful brain but grows scarce with age, just when people become more at risk from stroke. CONTINUE