This study involves using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels occurs in the brain.
CADASIL is the most common genetic cause of stroke in adults. Can using a tissue sample from the buttock help us understand this?
Researchers at King's College London have performed a large scale meta-analysis of previous research into a genetic variant of a protein implicated in stroke.
In this study, human stem cells will be generated from a piece of skin donated by patients with CADASIL. This could create new treatments for CADASIL, and allow us to better understand the way that gene mutation causes disease.
The Stroke Association is part of the Patient and Public Involvement Strategy, led by Dr Ava Easton on a grant worth £2.3 million to investigate the neurological and neuropsychiatric effects of COVID-19.
Developing new blood tests to understand more about children with sickle cell anaemia and silent strokes.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual form of stroke. The study will provide a much better understanding of the reasons underlying CVT, which is an unusual but very important cause of stroke in young (mainly female) adults.
This programme of work had been created by experts in stroke and vascular dementia working with people affected by both conditions. This research programme aims to find out who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why this happens, and how we can treat these issues.
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This project aims to demonstrate that failure of drainage of fluid from the grey and white matter of the brain is a mechanism underlying Small Vessel Disease, a condition that affects the small blood vessels in the brain which can cause stroke and dementia.