December 2013

Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Amino Acids Relieve Sleep Problems

Every year in the U.S., an estimated 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), accounting for a major cause of disability across all age groups. Although 75 percent of reported TBI cases are milder forms such as concussion, even concussion may cause chronic neurological impairments, including cognitive, motor, and sleep problems.

Developing a Promising Approach to Treat Congenital Hyperinsulinism

The “opposite of diabetes” may be the simplest way to explain congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare disease in which the pancreas makes too much of the hormone insulin, causing blood glucose to plummet. Depriving the brain of the sugars it needs to function can damage it quickly, so identifying and monitoring kids with HI is urgent and active work.

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