Volume 94 Issue 10 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 7, 2016 | Web Date: March 3, 2016

Inhibiting metalloenzyme prevents damage caused by brain bleeding

New strategy may protect brain function after strokes that involve hemorrhage
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: neuroscience, drug development, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage

Although the number of people dying from stroke has been dropping, it is a leading cause of disability in adults in the U.S.

An international team of researchers now report a possible strategy to prevent the long-term neurological damage that occurs after strokes involving intracerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain. They show that inhibiting a metalloenzyme in neurons improves neurological function in rodents experiencing brain hemorrhages (Sci. Transl. Med. 2016, DOI: . . .

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