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Even mild traumatic brain injuries can kill brain tissue
Date:3/7/2013

ct the brain from the growing damage that can follow even a slight head injury.

Currently, drugs such as diuretics and anti-seizure medication may be used to help reduce secondary damage of traumatic brain injury. Astrocytes can survive without neurons but the opposite is not true, Kirov said. The ratio of astrocytes to neurons is higher in humans and human astrocytes are more complex, Kirov said.


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Contact: Toni Baker
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Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
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