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Head Trauma

Neurogenesis in the adult Drosophila brain.

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s currently affect ∼25 million people worldwide (Erkkinen et al. 2018). The global incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is estimated at ∼70...

The Role of Thyroid Hormone in Neuronal Protection.

Thyroid hormone is essential for brain development and brain function in the adult. During development, thyroid hormone acts in a spatial and temporal-specific manner to regulate the expression of genes essential for normal...

Wakefulness-promoting effects of lateral hypothalamic area deep brain stimulation in traumatic brain injury-induced comatose rats: Upregulation of α1-adrenoceptor subtypes and downregulation of gamma-aminobutyric acid b receptor expression via the orexins pathway.

Previous studies have shown that deep brain stimulation can improve the levels of consciousness of comatose patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). However, the most suitable targets for deep brain stimulation are...