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TBI Treatment July 24, 2009

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The Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery has been awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research new ways to heal the brain after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, researchers will be looking at how to best feed the brain the nutrients it needs to optimize recovery.

The standard thinking for many years has been that after a TBI, the brain lies in a docile state or coma and thus requires very little energy. But research from the BIRC now shows that the brain’s response to trauma requires enormous amounts of energy.

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