Edinburgh Research Explorer

Speaker : TEDGlobal2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Abstract

'Can the damaged brain repair itself?'

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.

Attending event

TEDGlobal2013

Duration10 Jun 201314 Jun 2013
CityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other

ID: 131009622