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Existing drug aids stroke recovery by rewiring undamaged neurons

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But in a new study, researchers at Ohio State University found a promising alternative ?" a drug known as gabapentin that essentially rewires the undamaged part of the brain to repair broken connections between neurons and restore motor functions. To test the drug, the team administered gabapentin daily for six weeks to mice following a stroke. Treated mice recovered fine motor function of their forelimbs to a much greater degree than control mice, and this improvement persisted two weeks after treatment ended. This, the team says, indicates that th