Into why the Department of Defense continues to invest money into anatabine research. Shorts please explain maybe adam f can take a crack at it , or one of the writers on the take at the washington post could respond.
Treatment with anatabine significantly improved long-term spatial memory after r-mTBI at a 6 month timepoint. Although anatabine treated mice still show significant spatial learning deficits 6 months after TBI, spatial memory is significantly improved compared to untreated controls. Pathological analyses of the mice is ongoing. Future studies will explore the underlying mechanism of this effect, which, from our previous work on anatabine's anti-inflammatory effects, we expect to involve inhibition of the chronic neuroinflammation seen in this model of repetitive head injury. Anatabine shows promise as a dietary supplement for improving the long-term outcome after repetitive mild head injury.
This research was funded by a Department of Defense award (W81XWH-07-01-0700) to Dr. Crawford, by the Roskamp Foundation and by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
CHI, repetitive mild therapeutic, TBI
My earlier post was inadvertantly a reply to the wrong person. I am an avid supporter of Star, I just don't think the govt interest is of great significance because they grant money in the most cavalier fashion and their interest at times is counter to mine. However, their interest in head trauma treatment are of significance not only to military trauma victims but to the thousands of automobile accident victums who suffer head injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80,000 people in the United States suffer long-term disability from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. Roskamp Institute scientists conducted a research study of TBI and control mice by administering anatabine to measure its effectiveness for recovery from injury using scientific accepted methods. TBI mice treated with a placebo and the sham (untreated) mice recovered at a similar rate with deteriorated motor and cognitive functions. The anatabine treated mice however had a significant recovery the researchers believe, by inhibiting inflation and reducing amyloid production. To quote the published research paper; “Anatabine treatment appeared to completely prevent the loss of spatial memory retention following severe TBI. Further study of this promising treatment is warranted and will include treatment in a mild closed head injury model as well as long term outcome from injury. Dietary supplementation for reducing secondary injury after TBI offers an easy path to clinical application and simplifies the administration of the therapeutic.” This pathological information warrant further studies with ongoing research in exploring other models of TBI using anatabine.
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Possible NFL Endorsement
Joe Marroon is the neurologist of the Pittsburgh Steelers he is also on the advisory board for GNC. Given he was part of the go ahead process to allow anatabloc to be sold at GNC, and both gnc and the steelers are from Pittsburgh- do you think there is a connection?
Dr. Joe Marroon operated on my father for spinal stenosis 2O years ago, The president of GNC is my neighbor, and the Owner of the Steelers has stood in my living room. So my answer to your connection is yes. Pittsburgh is a very small city.
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