Neuron Culture

A gate to stop stroke damage

I’ve been remiss in not posting several articles I wrote reporting on findings presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference last week. So, last first:

This story, posted today at, is about a nice piece of research done by the University of Milan’s Maria Abbracchio, who found that blocking the receptor that opened a particular cellular gate (a fairly simple task, actually) could prevent almost all damage from strokes in lab rats.

Check it out at:

Scientific American: Controlling Cellular Gates Curbs Damage after Strokes