Stroke damages blood-spinal cord barrier, researchers find

Posted by on June 13, 2016 2:24 pm
Categories: health

Researchers investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in a rodent model have found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier, which provides a specialized protective ‘microenvironment’ for neural cells in the spinal cord, creating a ‘toxic environment’ in the spinal cord that might leave stroke survivors susceptible to motor dysfunction and disease pathology.

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