Neuron Culture

Stroke damage in a human brain


Horrors: I’ve forgotten to post several articles I wrote about findings presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference last week. I’ll work my way backwards, I suppose, so here’s the latest, about a University of Milan discovery that blocking a certain cell-wall gate in the hour after stroke (in a lab rat) could prevent almost all damage.

Check it out at Scientific American.


  1. #1 MrvnMouse
    October 24, 2006

    Wow, that’s incredible. It that a demonstation model of stroke damage or an actual brain damaged by stroke. Are there any other pictures?

    Any background if it is an actual brain? ie. What type of cognitive difficulties were encountered, etc.


  2. #2 David Dobbs
    October 25, 2006

    The photo is not directly related to the research, which was on lab rats — it’s a stock photo from the story, so I’ve actually no idea of the history of that brain. But it seemed an arresting image.

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