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TED Talk by Siddharthan Chandran

After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn’t happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS). Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.

Siddharthan Chandran is MacDonald Professor of Neurology at the University of Edinburgh and is well-known to many of our Branch members through introducing the speakers at the Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lectures in 2012 and 2013.

Can the damaged brain repair itself?

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