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Improving recovery after strokes

Peter Griffin posted in on November 4th, 2010.

International research involving University of Otago researchers has found a new neuronal signalling pathway which could lead to improved treatments better able to limit the brain damage sustained after a stroke has taken place. The research, published in prestigious journal Nature, looked at brain damage in mice following stroke. It found that using a drug […]

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Limiting brain damage in stroke victims – new research

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 4th, 2010.

Current therapies for stroke victims depend on rapid access to medical care. Within hours of a stroke, irreversible brain damage begins spreading to neighbouring regions of the brain. Now a New Zealand neuroscientist’s team has found a promising way to enhance recovery in these surrounding areas, even when treatment is delayed. The study is published […]

NZ Herald: Humble yam new weapon in treatment of brain injuries

Peter Griffin posted in on March 17th, 2010.

Jarrod Booker writes in the NZ Herald that the yam has been found to produce progesterone. This finding is of note as progesterone has been found to improve the survival chances of those who have suffered serious brain injury. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Dr Donald Stein, a neuroscientist from the United States’ Emory […]

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