With roughly 1.7 million people suffering TBIs annually around the globe, researchers are constantly looking at ways to improve the treatment options for people with TBIs. Recently, evidence of a potential new treatment was presented during Experimental Biology 2012.
A study presented by Dr. Joshua Gaston of Dallas showed that estrone, a naturally occurring estrogen hormone, may reduce inflammation and cell death in the brain following a TBI. More research must be done, but this breakthrough may lead to improved treatment of TBIs.
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