Breakthrough treatment for stroke victims

New research into the treatment of stroke, led by Notre Dame PhD researcher, Dr Diego Milani, indicates that a simple injection could reduce brain damage by up to 40 per cent.

The peptide-based treatment, administered on-the-spot by paramedics, paves the way for a new frontier in the treatment of stroke and its devastating consequences.

Currently in Australia, life-saving stroke treatment can only be administered in hospitals which often leads to delays as patients are ferried over long distances to hospital facilities.

“The research findings highlight the possibility that a simple injection of a new peptide, administered within 40 minutes of the onset of a stroke could significantly reduce brain damage,” said Dr Milani, who came from Italy to study at Notre Dame for the opportunity to work on the breakthrough program.

I hope to one day see the treatment carried in every ambulance in the country,” added Dr Milani.

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