Drug-induced Cooling Decreases Brain Damage in Stroke Model
Apr 5, 2012 - 3:59:41 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA--Hypothermia, or lowering the body's temperature, can reduce the damage to the brain after a stroke, but cooling by physical means alone can be difficult to manage.
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have shown that a drug that induces hypothermia can decrease the damage to the mouse brain and improve recovery of function after a stroke.
The results, published online in the FASEB Journal, suggest that drug-induced hypothermia could be helpful for the clinical treatment of acute stroke.
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