Amazing research suggests that by implanting stem cells into the mouse brain, they develop into neurons. HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is known to increase the body’s production of stem cells by 10 to 20 times the normal rate. It has been shown to significantly improve brain function following traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other insults that damage brain tissue. Showing that stem cells can, in fact, become functioning neurons is not a surprise, but wonderful to see. The surprise, however, is that HBOT is not being studied as the means of stimulating the body’s own production stem cells to drive neurological repair.