The eye: a window on brain health in patients with stroke?
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This fellowship will involve the study of the human eye to find out about the health of the brain’s small blood vessels and nerve connections in people who have recently had a stroke.
NICHE: Reducing brain swelling after bleeding strokes
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People with stroke due to brain hemorrhage have swelling around the hemorrhage on their brain scan. This programme is about understanding the effect of blood on brain cells, with a focus on finding treatments.
Saving Brains
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Thrombectomy saves brains, saves money and changes lives, so why do so many stroke patients miss out? If you agree that Saving Brains is vital, support our campaign.
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New research suggests brain scans could help predict brain bleed risk in patients on anticoagulant drugs.
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The CROMIS-2 study investigated whether signs of small brain bleeds on routine brain scans can help us understand which ischaemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of a bleed in the brain when on anticoagulant ‘blood thinning’ drugs.
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Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
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In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
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Searching for medicines that can reduce damage after a bleed in the brain
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This research will investigate 2000 drugs that are already known to be safe for use in humans to see if they could help reduce the amount of damage to the brain which an intracerebral haemorrhage (a type of stroke caused by a bleed in the brain) causes.
Neuroplasticity: re-wiring the brain
Your brain is amazing! It has the ability to re-wire itself, allowing you to improve skills such as walking, talking and using your affected arm. This process is known as neuroplasticity. Plasticity means your brain's ability to change. It begins after a stroke, and it can continue for years.
Post stroke fatigue investigation using transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging
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Testing the idea that fatigue occurring after stroke is due to changes in the brain regions controlling the muscles using non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques in 142 stroke patients, half of who will be those who complain of fatigue.
Concentration problems
A stroke can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate. Concentration problems are especially common in the early stages after a stroke. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of concentration problems after a stroke and what you can do about them.
Getting the most from brain MRI scans: new and better measures of brain health in stroke
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans provide lots of data on the health of a person’s brain, not all of which is routinely used in clinical practice. This project will continue the development of tools to assess the brain scans of people with stroke. The outcome of this research should produce methods that can predict how patients will fare after a stroke, helping doctors to decide the best treatments and improve outcomes.