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New Treatments for Stroke in the Future

Researchers are studying how medicine might improve relearning motor skills after a stroke or the ability of the brain to take over parts of the brain damaged by a stroke, says Gottesman. "And, in the days after a stroke, we may one day be able to give a neuroprotectant, which could reduce the extent of brain injury related to stroke and would ultimately improve stroke recovery."

But it’s unlikely that a single drug will ever address all the problems associated with stroke, Bogey says. "Strokes are complicated and many types of neurotransmitters are typically involved."

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See key ways to help regain the use of your arm after a stroke.
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