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Anti-Epilepsy Drug Preserves Brain Function After Stroke, Research Suggests

New research suggests that an already-approved drug could dramatically reduce the debilitating impact of strokes, which affect nearly a million Americans every year.

In the study, one dose of the anti-epilepsy drug, retigabine, preserved brain tissue in a mouse model of stroke and prevented the loss of balance control and motor coordination. Researchers from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conducted the study, which was published Feb. 3 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Reposted from Science Daily.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204134129.htm

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