Animal Research Minute – Could a muscle-building drug also prevent heatstroke?

Well, the New York Daily News reports researchers have found a drug that was proven to build up muscles in weak mice could also be used to prevent heatstroke. When researchers gave mice that were susceptible to overheating the drug, they found it was 100 percent effective in preventing heat-related deaths. This finding could one day help athletes or soldiers avoid heatstroke, which has the potential to be deadly, when they’re exerting themselves in hot weather.

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