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Posted: Wed 10:36 AM, Nov 14, 2012.
A natural product produced by marine algae shows promise in stroke recovery. Creighton University School of Medicine is involved in a new study using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, that stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States with more than 795,000 people suffering a stroke each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and there is currently no drug treatment for post-stroke rehabilitation.  Read the full article