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Braintact Ltd.

This article was originally published in Start Up

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Following a serious blow to the head, the initial damage to the brain may seem limited, but it's what happens afterwards that determines a victim's fate. Tragically, a few hours or even days later, the trauma may prove to have caused permanent or fatal damage. The amino acid neurotransmitter glutamate (Glu) plays a major role in the delayed but catastrophic reaction. Various pharmaceutical approaches to halting Glu-precipitated damage have thus far failed. Braintact proposes an entirely new way to treat TBI, stroke and even chronic brain diseases such as brain tumors. It seeks to lower the Glu levels in plasma without, however, touching the Glu release or receptor processes in the brain.

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