According to the American Association stroke treatment (AHA / ASA), stroke (acute impairment of brain blood flow, resulting in damage and death of nerve cells) is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and one of the main culprits of disability. The death of brain cells, among others, may cause the speech defect , difficulties in the voice understanding and paralysis rehabilitation underwent a stroke people -. it is a long, often life-long process, but the researchers were able to find a drug that can reduce the effects of suffering a seizure or even eliminate them

In a study involving rodents affected by stroke. , scientists from the University of Manchester found that the anti-inflammatory drug interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), is already approved for human use, but for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, limiting the death of brain cells, and promotes new neurons born. Specialists noticed that the subjects who took the drug in the early stages after a stroke, lost less brain cells, and a few days of treatment with the experimental new neurons began to appear.

While stem cell therapy has not produced any results, University of Manchester researchers have high hopes for IL-1Ra drug. According to scientists, they have already carried out a number of initial clinical trials, and although there is need to carry out some more serious tests, in general it can take not much time until the moment when the IL-1Ra will recommend to those who have suffered a stroke.


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