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Another Drug Offers Hope For Brain Injury Repair

An interesting discovery reported by Science Daily adds fresh hope for those with brain injuries. It seems popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin, aka Glucophage, promotes brain neuron growth.

The widely used diabetes drug metformin comes with a rather unexpected and alluring side effect: it encourages the growth of new neurons in the brain. The study reported in the July 6th issue of Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, also finds that those neural effects of the drug also make mice smarter.

There’s more in the story about the drug improving brain function in mice.

Wouldn’t that be something if a common drug with minimal side effects could help those with a brain injury regain lost ability.

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