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Brain Damage Can Be Repaired

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:34 AM
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Brain Damage Can Be Repaired


www.sciencedaily.com

Scientists in the Laboratoire de Neurobiologie des Processus Adaptatifs (CNRS/Université Pierre et Marie Curie) have shown that it is possible to repair an injured brain by creating a small number of new, specifically-targeted innervations, rather than a larger number of non-specific connections. Behavioral tests have demonstrated that such reinnervation can thus restore damaged cerebral functions.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:34 AM
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Now this is cool i have allways wonderd how brain damage works i must read on about this but if something so bad can be fixed like brain damage is something many people want to fix because it happens to close ppl and it isent very good. Nice find scientests
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www.sciencedaily.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:36 AM
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Update!

Damaged Brain Can Be Repaired And Cerebral Functions Restored, Neuronal Study Suggests


Brain injury in adults can cause irreparable, long-term physical and cognitive damage. However, motor and spatial functions can be recovered if undamaged neurons are stimulated to create new innervation. This type of innervation develops spontaneously after a brain injury in very young children.



In the present case, the researchers have extended the use of this model and showed that the terminals of new axons interact with the network of undamaged neuronal cells to restore their associated functions, such as synchronized movement and spatial orientation. These results demonstrate a correlation between an improvement in behavior and the degree of reinnervation in the cerebellum. Thus a small amount of correctly-targeted reinnervation makes it possible to recover fine functions such as motor and cognitive skills.



A new afference/connection (in red) which has formed contacts on a target Purkinje cell (in blue), permitting functional restoration.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 04:12 AM
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Good find, Saad, Star!

Sorry, bud, but i don't think my brain damage can be repaired; with all
the concerts & drugs in the 70's, the head trauma from the bar-brawls &
night sticks and motorcycle crashes in the 80's, and all the heart-break
and funerals in the 90's!!!!



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 04:14 AM
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Hmm interesting read... Here is an extract from the article, hopefully someone can expand on this part?


This repair was rendered possible by treating the damaged cerebellum with a peptide(2) called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which plays a role in the development and satisfactory functioning of this neuronal pathway.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
and all the heart-break
and funerals in the 90's!!!!


Ahh that was the 2000s for me!


Hence my interest in brain-damage repairs! Next is heart repair!



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 06:34 AM
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thanks for the related links which accompany the article
~will make good reading the rest of the morning~


the work is only in the Laboratory stage right now, all theoretical and some parts might lend itself to being developed further, to the clinical stage, in many more years.


i myself had a brain hemorrhage 11 years ago, and about all the hope
i was informed of was that my improving health would allow a natural process of neural 're-wiring' ..
which might allow myself to regain use of my entire left side,
& balance, vision, and sorting out the jumbled clumps of thinking into sensible language.


I'm pretty sure i would not knowingly take those exotic chemicals
to stimulate unnatural concentrations of neural growth via hormones/chemicals.... which to me would be similar or equal to those body builders and pro wrestlers who at one time must have used steroids or HGH - human growth hormone





I recommend the paperback, the story called 'Flowers For Algernon'
Review: www.amazon.com...
~as very related to this thread topic~



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
reply to post by SaadAdam
 


Good find, Saad, Star!

Sorry, bud, but i don't think my brain damage can be repaired; with all
the concerts & drugs in the 70's, the head trauma from the bar-brawls &
night sticks and motorcycle crashes in the 80's, and all the heart-break
and funerals in the 90's!!!!





WOW # thats alot of drama for a human lol i havent been through any of that never been on drugs or accident or fights in bars or anything and never lost anyone close but hope it never happens ay but sorry for the things u lost and happend ay nah i dont think that would cause u much brain damage maybe the drugs and crashes and stuff will start it i ntime.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy

Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
and all the heart-break
and funerals in the 90's!!!!


Ahh that was the 2000s for me!


Hence my interest in brain-damage repairs! Next is heart repair!


yeh i would love to see if thay find heart repair because a heart is like wene u pull out a burnt out powersupply from a computer its the main source of life its freaky. but those need to be fixed much more
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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio

I'm pretty sure i would not knowingly take those exotic chemicals
to stimulate unnatural concentrations of neural growth via hormones/chemicals.... which to me would be similar or equal to those body builders and pro wrestlers who at one time must have used steroids or HGH - human growth hormone



Actually I think they are saying it's caused by stimulating undamaged neurons. Which then generates this protein, BDNF, which is already inherent to brain chemistry, and somehow that repairs damaged neurons. I'm not sure though...kinda what I was asking. Here is a snip from the article:


2) A protein that is normally present in the brain and is involved in its development and functioning.


[edit on 063030p://7u11 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy

Actually I think they are saying it's caused by stimulating undamaged neurons.


2) A protein that is normally present in the brain and is involved in its development and functioning.





OK with the 'stimulating the growth of' part...
but then we get into the [Grey Areas] ... take for instance the case of dropping a tab of Ecstacy/MDMA... which in turn causes your normal brain function to cause the excessive production of 'Dopamine' or ' Seratonin'
(not sure which naturally occuring substance is caused to be excessively produced) which in turn makes one 'subjectively' high...

or how about the natural brain chemical ''___'', that occurs naturally in minute' doses...but is also regarded as a high when one's brain is flooded with the chemical.


see, that's my point ---> just where is the threshold level..
& just when is the 'cure', actually a detriment?
the 'Flowers for Algernon' story is very appropos, imho



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:10 AM
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Star!

Yep, those heart-breaks, and loss of loved ones wreak havoc on the mind,
huh? Must be a little like brain-damage, similar to impact to the head!

Man oh man, Lucid, i tell ya, heavy brains from that stuff can make a
person inadvertantly walk in front of a moving truck!!!

Much better now, though,,, you?



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:15 AM
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Right on, Saad; Star!

Yeah, that's not all, either; i took severe beatings as a child, and as a
high-schooler, my Marine father knocked me clean out lots of times!

So i got a little coconut swelling and blurriness and migraines from all
the "drama" .

Glad you never suffered any- stay clear of the junk, the tough-guys, and
watch out for yourself, you'll be fine. We NEED you here!



[edit on 4/8/2008 by FRIGHTENER]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by FRIGHTENER

Star!


You give alot of Stars! Thanks!
So I think when you get the points you should add "Star Giver" as another subtitle to "Time Tripper". Not only is it an accurate representation of your posting ethic, but it ryhmes too!!



Yep, those heart-breaks, and loss of loved ones wreak havoc on the mind.......Much better now, though,,, you?


For the most part, no


And it's been like 2 or 5 years since we broke up
Getting there...



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:50 AM
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Thanks Lucid, giving stars is like giving a smile! Got plenty of those!

Ryhmes, yeah, i like that, maybe i will!

Glad you're getting there, anyway... takes a while, hang in there!



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by St Udio
I recommend the paperback, the story called 'Flowers For Algernon'
Review: www.amazon.com...
~as very related to this thread topic~


The movie based upon the book, "Charly", was also quite good. The original; I haven't seen the remake.

[edit on 8-4-2008 by jsobecky]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
 

Star!

Yep, those heart-breaks, and loss of loved ones wreak havoc on the mind,
huh? Must be a little like brain-damage, similar to impact to the head!

Man oh man, Lucid, i tell ya, heavy brains from that stuff can make a
person inadvertantly walk in front of a moving truck!!!

Much better now, though,,, you?



ohh yeh its kind of tru it plays alot of attacking to the brain wene u think and emotionaly think alot and it keeps attacking the brain using it as a tool and it gets damaged after a while yeh?.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
reply to post by SaadAdam
 


Right on, Saad; Star!

Yeah, that's not all, either; i took severe beatings as a child, and as a
high-schooler, my Marine father knocked me clean out lots of times!

So i got a little coconut swelling and blurriness and migraines from all
the "drama" .

Glad you never suffered any- stay clear of the junk, the tough-guys, and
watch out for yourself, you'll be fine. We NEED you here!



[edit on 4/8/2008 by FRIGHTENER]


Yeh ahh yeh it would of been crazy my dad was an ex arm ydude also u arent the only one i used to get beat if i made torubel witch i did alot in the past wene i was in school i got beatings with a hose whip witch hurt but all fine now i am more good then my dad now
.

But yeh i stay cklear of many things i think ahead to not get into a situation and to stay clean and fresh so i cant get in trouble from dad again
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