Parallel research to find out how brain injuries can be repaired is published. The University of Queensland, researchers have found a way to treat the brain by concentrating on the brain’s learning ability and memory center. The memory center is called the hippocampus which plays a good role in the creation of nerve cells in adulthood. The experiment was carried on animals and the results were studied as to how the animals react to after brain injuries.
UQ School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute researcher told that before the experiment, the brain’s immune cells, called microglia, created inflammation which resulted in injuries. “However, when we removed microglia from mice we were surprised that there was absolutely no change in their behavior or ability to repair brain tissue,” she said.
Dr. Vukovic’s team then changed the way and reduced the cells and made them stay to regrow, which soared the brain repair.
The newly created microglia improvised the mice’s learning ability and memory, helped in the tissue loss, and stimulated the birth of neurons. This exercise has given the new eye to look at microglia and the way it cures the injuries.
Normally, the brain has an overall impact on a person’s ability to speak, react, think, focus, and decision-making abilities.
Another researcher Emily Willis said the learning and memory deficiencies in a person are tackled if taken proper care of. “It’s no longer about inhibiting microglia’s pro-inflammatory elements, it’s about finding a way to shift them to a state that supports brain repair,” Ms. Willis said.