‘Unprecedented opportunity’ to understand neurovascular recovery after stroke

A Washington University in St. Louis team will study how the brain recovers from ischemic stroke with a $3.12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. (Image: iStock photo)
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Each year in the U.S., nearly 800,000 people have a stroke, which leads to more than $46 billion spent annually in health care and related costs. A powerhouse team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is collaborating to understand how the brain remodels after stroke with the goal of finding new therapeutic targets that may lead to improvements in functional recovery.