Jocelyne Bloch

The brain may be able to repair itself -- with help

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Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. "With a little help," Bloch says, "the brain may be able to help itself."

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Jocelyne Bloch · Functional neurosurgeon

Jocelyne Bloch is helping to unlock potential self-healing capacities of the human brain.

Jocelyne Bloch is helping to unlock potential self-healing capacities of the human brain.