NetIndia.com, a news source based out of India, quoted Susan Fagan, professor of clinical and administrative pharmacy, in an article about research of hers that revealed how a commonly prescribed blood pressure lowering medication appears to kick start recovery after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth.
“I’m very excited because I think we can harness the restorative properties of the. . . other side of the brain—with drug therapies,” Fagan said. “When most researchers study stroke they compare the animal’s side of the brain that’s damaged to the opposite side, assuming that that side is normal or not affected.”