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Siddharthan Chandran:
Can the damaged brain repair itself?

TEDGlobal 2013 · 15:57 · Filmed Jul 2013
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Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself?
15:57 · Filmed July 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 22 languages

After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn't happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS). Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.

Regenerative neurologist
Siddharthan Chandran explores how to heal damage from degenerative disorders such as MS and motor neuron disease (ALS). Full bio
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