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Cooperation between Brain Cells Regenerates Cerebral Blood Flow after Stroke

By May 21, 2018No Comments

During an ischemic stroke, a blockage in an artery prevents blood flow through the affected area of the brain, resulting in oxygen deprivation and cell death. Ischemic stroke, caused by blood clots, is the most common type of stroke.

Dr. Brian MacVicar and Dr. Louis-Philippe Bernier recently uncovered how two types of cells, astrocytes and pericytes, work together to regenerate blood flow in the areas affected by ischemic stroke. These results were presented at the 2018 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver today.