Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spicy new drug helps post-stroke regeneration

Currently, the only pharmaceutical treatment prescribed after a stroke is a "clot-buster" molecule that, well... bust clots.  While this ensures the return of a good blood flow and prevents further damage, it does nothing to alleviate the damage that's already done.
This may eventually change as researcher from Cedars-Sinai Med Center are presenting a new compund - CNB-001, which does just that.
The kicker?  This new drug is an hybrid derivative from curcumin, a common spice found in dozens of Indian and Middle-Eastern recipe.
Hmmmm... curry.


  1. Glad to be your first commenter/follower! Looks like this will be one of my most visited blogs.

  2. Strokes are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, this could be huge!