Scientific meeting about Angels Initiative held in Macedonia

Scientific meeting about Angels Initiative held in Macedonia

Angels Initiative builds a global community of stroke centers and stroke ready hospitals, working each day to improve the quality of treatment for each patient with stroke.

Written by Prof. Dr Anita Arsovska and Dr Maja Bozhinovska-Smicheska

26.02.2018, Skopje, R. Macedonia– Association for a fight against stroke ,,Stroke” Macedonia in collaboration with University Clinic of Neurology organized a scientific meeting ,,Angels Initiative in Macedonia – next steps” on Friday, 23rd February. Meeting was attended by 50 medical specialists from all over Macedonia. (more…)

Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018-2030: The draft document now open for comments

Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018-2030: The draft document now open for comments

On behalf of the Action Plan Steering Committee, we cordially invite you to contribute with your valuable comments & input on the Action Plan for Stroke in Europe Document.

Please click here to comment on the seven domains and the translational research priorities. The platform is opened until 11 March 2018.

Please click here to follow the instruction on google Drive for commenting.

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help SAFE and ESO in shaping up recommendations for stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation from 2018 to 2035.

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Scientific meeting about Angels Initiative held in Macedonia

Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brain

First published on ScienceDaily

Scientists have known for years that the brain liquefies after a stroke. If cut off from blood and oxygen for a long enough period, a portion of the brain will die, slowly morphing from a hard, rubbery substance into liquid goop.

Now, researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson have discovered that this liquefied, dying brain tissue is toxic — and can slowly leak into the remaining healthy portion of the brain, potentially causing harm. The new findings may open the door for developing new treatments to ward off dementia after stroke; they are described in the April 2018 issue of Neurobiology of Disease. (more…)

Scientific meeting about Angels Initiative held in Macedonia

MRI stroke data set released: Brain scans from stroke patients are being downloaded by researchers to test algorithms

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Brain scans from stroke patients are being downloaded by researchers around the world to test algorithms that can process MRI images

A USC-led team has now compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients via a study published Feb. 20 in Scientific Data, a Nature journal.

The data set, known as Anatomical Tracings of Lesion After Stroke (ATLAS), is now available for download; researchers around the world are already using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast which patients will respond to various rehabilitation therapies and personalize treatment plans accordingly. (more…)

Scientific meeting about Angels Initiative held in Macedonia

Stroke drug demonstrates safety in clinical trial

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A preliminary Phase 2 clinical trial has demonstrated that patients with acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, can safely tolerate high doses of 3K3A-APC, a promising anti-stroke drug invented at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). The trial results, announced by pharmaceutical company ZZ Biotech, also show that 3K3A-APC substantially reduced hemorrhage volume and hemorrhage incidence in patients.

“These results lay the groundwork for the next steps toward FDA approval,” says John Griffin, PhD, professor at TSRI, whose team invented 3K3A-APC. (more…)