The West Australian newspaper Medical Editor Cathy O’Leary reports on the potential of our stroke research
“Perth researchers believe a simple injection given on the spot to people having a stroke could reduce the chance of brain damage.
Their study has found that an injection of a peptide compound containing the amino acid arginine could cut the risk of brain damage by up to 40 per cent.
More than 60,000 Australians have a stroke each year but at present life-saving stroke treatment can only be done in hospital.
Researchers from Notre Dame University and the Perron Institute believe the new drug treatment could be carried in every ambulance and given by paramedics.”