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How can vampire bats help us with stroke treatment?

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Meruyert Aliyeva

on 22 October 2013

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Transcript of How can vampire bats help us with stroke treatment?

How can vampire bats help us with stroke treatment?
Vampire Bat Saliva Being Used
in UK Hospitals to Help
Treat Stroke Victims
How can vampire bats help us with stroke treatment?
Finally we want to say that the vampire bats can also make efforts in development of fighting with stroke treatment.
The vampire bat is one of the few mammals
that indulge the delightful practice of hematophagy,
which means they feed on blood. But scientists have discovered that the enzyme in bat spit that stops the clotting, called desmoteplase, may actually be good for us. Back in 2003 researchers found that bat spit (it’s easier to say than desmoteplase, plus it’s funnier) could also slow down and reverse the blood clots that many people who have strokes suffer from and that can lead to problems like partial paralysis, speech problems and even brain damage.
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wikipedia.org
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