Two wrongs make a right

@article{Farley2003TwoWM,
  title={Two wrongs make a right},
  author={Suzanne J. Farley},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={433-433}
}
  • S. Farley
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE VOLUME 4 | JUNE 2003 | 433 Two wrongs make a right That mainstay of scientific advancement, the serendipitous discovery, has revealed a promising new treatment for ischaemic stroke. The chance combination of caffeine and alcohol in the lab of James Grotta at the Houston Medical School, University of Texas, prevents up to 80% of the brain damage caused by stroke in rats. Grotta explained that “One of my laboratory workers, Roger Strong, was musing about the fact… 
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