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Researchers build molecule that could significantly reduce brain damage in stroke victims

Research teams separated by 14 hours and 9,000 miles have collaborated to advance prospective treatment for the world’s second-leading cause of death.

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This graphic depicts a new inhibitor, 6S, locking up an enzyme (red) to block the production of hydrogen sulfide (yellow and white). Hydrogen sulfide concentrations have been shown to climb after the onset of a stroke, leaving to brain damage.
Credit: Matthew Beio, University of Nebraska-Lincoln