New drug cocktail on the horizon for traumatic brain injury.
TBI can have a long term impact on brain function and chemistry. This type of injury can occur after hitting a windshield in a car accident. Researchers have discovered that Exendin-4, an FDA approved diabetes drug used for controlling blood sugar levels, is effective in protecting brain cells after a TBI. The next step is to develop a drug cocktail that would reduce the long term damage that occurs following this type of injury.