Animal Research Minute – Could new research offer hope to survivors of stroke?

Well, according to the Marin Independent Journal, new research could help the more than 6 million survivors of stroke living in the U.S. Scientists discovered modifying scar tissue that develops after a stroke could be a potential avenue for treatment. When rats were given treatments after stroke that reduced scar tissue in their brains, the rats had improved strength and coordination. This research could help the roughly 750,000 people in the U.S. each year who will experience a stroke.

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