New treatments prevent brain injury hours after stroke in rats

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Brain damage and stroke treatment

Two novel treatments - a basic compound found in every cell in the body and an extract of green tea - may prevent brain damage caused from stroke, according to two studies in rats led by a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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Both treatments were administered through the nose, rather than intravenously, the conventional method for delivering drugs to the brain.

In one study, rats' brains were subjected to ischemia -- severely reduced blood flow

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