Tag Archives: neuroprotection

A versatile in vitro bioassay for the screening of neurotrophic factor gene therapy systems to combat blindness

Glaucoma is the world’s second leading cause of blindness after cataracts, affecting about 80 million people worldwide annually. The disease is characterized by neurodegeneration involving a progressive visual field loss from the periphery towards the center, and

Glucose – a bitter sweet for the brain

During ischemic stroke, insufficient supply of oxygen and glucose leads to severe damage of cerebral tissue. Since the most important energy substrate for the brain is glucose, high blood sugar levels could be a strategy to enhance

Eye opener: the gate for immune cells entering the injured eye

Disease or injury to the retina or optic nerve is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide. As such, major research efforts have been invested in finding ways to protect the neuronal cells of the retina

The power of laser light to repair brain from stroke injury

Transcranial near-infrared laser therapy (TLT) also known as NILT is a powerful non-invasive method to promote neuroprotection and repair of the damaged brain. How does it work? For many years, researchers have hypothesized that laser light at

Revisiting NMDA receptor inhibitors that work differently hoping to treat brain injury and stroke

Over-activation of NMDA receptors, a subtype of glutamate receptors, has long been suspected to contribute to the development of the penumbral zone of damage that develops hours after a traumatic brain injury or stroke occurs. This area