‘Brain glue’ shows promise in repairing injured brain tissue

The toll of traumatic brain injury, which affects an estimated 5.3 million in the U.S., is enormous. But a UGA-developed hydrogel, dubbed “brain glue” by researchers, shows promise for treating and possibly helping repair severe brain injuries, according to a recently published study.

With support from partners in UGA’s Innovation District, researchers have filed a patent and continue to develop the glue in hopes it will reach patients one day.