Our research

To so many of us, research is important because it's about change.

We believe in the power of research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

Research funded by the Stroke Association has the ultimate aim of making stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke.


Research news

New research into clot-busting drug treatment that could offer better stroke outcomes

Promising research results for a new drug treatment for ischaemic stroke patients have been published today in the journal ‘Lancet Neurology’.

A new drug treatment, Tenecteplase, has been shown to have similar outcomes in limiting the damage done in the brain after a stroke compared with current treatments. Crucially however, it is also far easier to administer and may also be safer.