Could lack of fluid drainage from the brain cause vascular dementia?

Published date
Thursday 22 June 2017

Vascular dementia is the 2nd leading cause of dementia in the UK and there are currently no proven treatments. A new study at the University of Southampton is now investigating whether a failure of fluid drainage along the walls of blood vessels in the brain is a cause of vascular dementia. This is part of a joint £2.2 million investment by the Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, and Alzheimer's Society.

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Call for lectureship applications now open for 2017-18

Published date
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Our UK-wide lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. 

The Lectureship Programme aims to build a vibrant community of stroke researchers across the UK and develop the stroke leaders of the future. Now in its fourth year, the Lectureship Programme has already led to lectureship positions being awarded to ten outstanding candidates at the prestigious Stroke Association Keynote Lectures 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Getting the user voice heard at the UK Stroke Assembly

Published date
Tuesday 20 June 2017

Over 150 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals attended the UK Stroke Assembly North (30-31 May in Crewe). The aim of the event is to give a voice to people affected by stroke and aphasia, providing an opportunity to meet with and influence decision makers.

Northern Ireland Stroke Conference 2017 - highlights

Published date
Friday 16 June 2017

On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.

UK Stroke Assembly North 2017

Published date
Thursday 1 June 2017

Some of our researchers were talking at this week's UK Stroke Assembly North event in Crewe.  They shared important insights into areas of stroke research that people affected by stroke have said are really important to them. 

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Meet our new research fellows for 2017

Published date
Thursday 1 June 2017

As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions.  Meet our new fellows for 2017.

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Keynote Lecture 2017

Published date
Wednesday 24 May 2017

Our annual Keynote Lecture showcases some of the latest advancements being made in stroke research.

This year’s Keynote Lecture was delivered by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester. Professor Rothwell is one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists whose research focuses on inflammation in brain disease, especially stroke.

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