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Discovery leads to patent for novel method of treating traumatic brain injury
Date:1/9/2014

dustry or is spun out into a start-up company, and OTTC is working with Dr. Lechleiter to identify the best next step.

Excitement about clinical impact

"This invention is part of our ongoing basic and translational research," Dr. Lechleiter said. "Our most recent results indicate that purinergic ligand treatment of TBI also eliminates the long-term neurological deficits typically associated with repetitive head injuries. We're very excited about the clinical impact of these findings and hope this success leads to new drug therapies for people with multiple brain injuries."


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Contact: Will Sansom
sansom@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2579
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert  

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