Reducing Brain Damage with Xenon Gas

Credit: Imperial College London
Credit: Imperial College London

I have shared many posts about potential cures to medical problems. Some of the potential cures are much closer to clinical trials than other. Some of the potential solutions seem a bit far-fetched to me, but I am not a medical professional or researcher. I have chosen to share the following article by a Science 2.0 staff writer because it describes a potential therapy. I am not suggesting xenon therapy  is close to clinical trial, nor am I claiming the therapy works. I have not seen the data, and I have not read the study.

According to the article,”Scientists at Imperial College London found that xenon, given within hours of the initial injury, limits brain damage and improves neurological outcomes in mice, both in the short term and long term. The findings could lead to clinical trials of xenon as a treatment for head injury in humans.”

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