Free radicals in repair of the brain after stroke

Grant number: 628767 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013



Stroke is the third most common cause of death, results in considerable suffering and presents an enormous cost to health budgets. New research suggests that the injured brain can be stimulated to improve function. Generation of free radicals in the brain in the weeks after stroke may be important in long term recovery by promoting new blood vessel formation to suport brain repair. In this project we seek to identify how, when and where new blood vessels assist stem cell mediated repair.

University of Melbourne Researchers