How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain
|How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain||Darrell Miller||03/15/17|
March 15, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain
After a traumatic brain injury, inflammation travels through the brain by releasing inflammatory cells from sacks in the brain's immune cells called microparticles. The inflammation, which causes damage, can be found in sections of the brain far from the injury. Microparticles are easily spread due to their small size, there is hope that a drug created to target microparticles can be used to prevent excessive permanent brain injury after trauma.
- After a traumatic brain injury, inflammation can spread throughout the brain and cause long-lasting damage.
- It turns out that inflammation is spread by the release of tiny sacks filled with inflammatory chemicals from immune cells in the brain.
- Studies in humans that used brain scans, however, have shown that inflammation can spread through the brain following an injury
"After a traumatic brain injury, inflammation can spread throughout the brain and cause long-lasting damage. Now, in a new study done in mice, researchers have identified a way that this inflammation can spread."