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Anti-inflammatory drug gives hope of brain repair after stroke

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and one of the leading causes of adult disability. The death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen can result in, amongst other things, problems speaking, understanding speech and paralysis. Rehabilitation is a long, often lifetime, process, but researchers have found a drug already used to treat certain conditions in humans can not only limit the effects of stroke, but also help repair the damage they cause.
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