Researchers Find Stroke Death Channel

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Stroke Therapy

New therapies for stroke patients may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of British Columbia neuroscience researchers who have found a new stroke death channel - the conduit through which key chemicals are lost from brain cells during stroke, causing the cell death that disables stroke victims.

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The findings were published recently in Science and will be the subject of an editorial in next month's issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

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