Lithium May Prevent Neuron Damage In traumatic brain injury Patients - Neuroscience News

According to researchers, lithium, a drug commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, and rapamycin can help to protect neurons from further damage in those with TBI.

Source: Rutgers.

A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help to preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a traumatic brain injury, according to a new Rutgers University study.

In research published in Scientific Reports, Rutgers scientists discovered that lithium – used as a mood stabilizer and to treat depression and bipolar disorder – and rapamycin, a treatment for some forms of cancer, protected nerve cells in the brain and stopped the chemical glutamate from sending signals to other cells and creating further brain cell damage."

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