For those who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or for those families with loved ones suffering from a TBI in Georgia, it is impossible not to continue to look for new studies related to traumatic brain injuries for the possibility that there will be a cure some day. 

As concerned Atlanta brain injury attorneys, we too wish there was a cure or standardized treatment for victims of traumatic brain injuries. Until then, we will continue to report on the latest studies and research related to brain injuries. 

New Study Published in the Journal of Neuroscience

According to a new study regarding traumatic brain injuries, researchers are finding that one single TBI can increase a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers from the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) discovered in their studies that a single event of a moderate-to-severe TBI can result in an increase of the enzyme BACE1 in the brain.

When the proteins that regulate this enzyme are disrupted due to a single TBI event, a person can suffer from elevated levels of this enzyme. BACE1 is the enzyme that causes an increase in amyloid-beta levels, a brain peptide that is linked with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kendall Walker from the department of neuroscience at the University said, “A serious TBI can lead to a dysfunction in the regulation of the enzyme BACE1. Elevations of this enzyme cause elevated levels of Amyloid-beta, the key component of brain plaques associated with senility and Alzheimer’s disease.”

While this may be discouraging news, any study that continues to evaluate traumatic brain injuries may bring the medical world one step closer to finding a cure for TBI.

If someone caused your traumatic brain injury, find out how the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you make a financial recovery by calling 770-HURT-999 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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