Posted on Aug 03, 2009 | Comments 1
A new study found that a class of immune cells that floods in brain shortly after a stroke causes inflammation and more severe damage to brain.
In an experiment, a group of Japanese scientists studied how mice that were having these particular classes of immune cells suffer from severe brain damage when compared to those that were lacking these immune cells.
According to Akihiko Yoshimura at Keio University’s School of Medicine in Tokyo, lead author of the study, “while the initial damage from a stroke cannot be prevented, drugs can be used to limit secondary damage caused by immune cells that rush to the site of the infarction, or stroke.
The first damage happens immediately after a stroke, we can’t block this because it is very rapid.”
Read full story at Reuters
Posted in: Nervous System Disorders