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Alzhiemer's Drug For Brain Injury

A study from Cambridge University published in the Journal Brain reports that young adults with brain injury may benefit from drugs used to treat Alzheimer's patients. 

The study suggests that raising the level of acetycholine, a chemical which helps brain cells communicate with each other,  may help to minimze the long term effects of traumatic brain injury.    According to the BBC, "the reseachers believe that drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors, which block the breakdown of this chemical in the brain, may prove to be an effective treatment."  You can read further information about this study on a BBC News report.

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