Brain Self-Protects When Running on Empty, University of Leeds Study  
10/21/2011 6:55:22 AM

When running low on energy, the brain is able to protect itself from harm by triggering a protein that reduces the frequency of electrical impulses. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings could lead to new treatments for patients who are at risk of stroke because their energy supply from blood vessels feeding the brain has become compromised.