Sunday, February 8

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Bat saliva 'aids stroke victims'

VAMPIRE bat saliva could provide a successful clot-busting treatment for stroke victims, Australian, European and US researchers have found.

Emergency stroke treatment requires rapid dissolving of the clots in brain arteries which cause about 80 per cent of all strokes, but many patients delay seeking treatment.

New data released today suggests a protein copied from vampire bat saliva could be an effective clot-buster for longer after a stroke than conventional treatment.