The Answers To Brain Injury May Be Found In Our Blood
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Seventh year MD/PhD Candidate with a dissertation focus in ischemic stroke, aging and inflammation. Other areas of active research include the effects of sex and age on molecular and cellular processes, with a particular interest in the innate immune and cardiovascular systems.

                       

The Answers To Brain Injury May Be Found In Our Blood

Stroke is now the second leading cause of death worldwide. Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the deadliest type of stroke, killing 50% of its victims within one month. If we can understand how ICH damages brain tissue, we will be better equipped to develop new prognostic and therapeutic tools. ICH occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain. As blood pools, it compresses the surrounding tissue and breaks down into toxic products, resulting in cell death and...

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