THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR NEUROTRAUMA
Our research has shown that insulin applied intranasally can a) reach deep brain structures such as the hippocampus and hypothalamus and the spinal cord and b) have beneficial effects in reducing inflammation and increasing glucose uptake, reducing impairments in cognitive and motor function after brain or spinal cord injury. This novel treatment approach is being discussed for targeting with clinical trials by our collaborators at the University of Minnesota and the NIH. This avenue of research is currently funded by the NIH and CDMRP and has resulted in 6 publications.
Dr. Byrnes Bio
USU Office of Research