Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Neha Bashir


Traumatic brain injury is a prevalent issue in the world, and recent development of stem cell therapy has led to advancements
ni the treatment of this disease. Using endogenous neural progenitor cells, as well as transplantation of exogenous stem cell therapy can assist in the promotion of cognitive and motor skills by increasing neural stem cell proliferation. Exogenous therapy can be used to further induce endogenous therapy, all while repairing the damaged tissue and maintaining the homeostatic balance of the cells within the body. Molecules like curcumin-loaded niosome nanoparticles can assist in the promotion of the neural stem cells and will further improve the regeneration of injured cells in the brain. Pediatric brain injury differs from adult traumatic brain injury, with differences in the treatment and overall process of the incorporation of the neural stem cells, but using exogenous and endogenous therapy in similar ways can yield proliferation and development in neurons, preserving the cognitive functions of the child.

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Neha Bashir, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Neha Bashir is maioring in MCB Honors on the pre-med track. with a minor in Business. Her interests include neuroscience and cognitive health. She is a writer for Brain Matters, which allows her the opportunity to learn about pursue new information about the brain and nervous svstem. She first became interested with the brain in high school when she was provided the opportunity to hold a cadaver brain, and became inspired as she traced her fingers along the sulci and gyri. Additional to being a writer in Brain Matters, she is involved in cultural and medical clubs at UIUC, as well as being an undergraduate research assistant in the Phvsical Activity and Neurocognitive Health Lab. After graduating from UIUC. She hopes to attend medical school and achieve a career as a pediatric neurologist.