Nanomedicine: Nanotubes reduce stroke damage

Higgins, P., Dawson, J. and Walters, M. (2011) Nanomedicine: Nanotubes reduce stroke damage. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(6), pp. 83-84. (doi: 10.1038/nnano.2011.5)

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Stroke accounts for around one-tenth of the 55 million deaths worldwide every year and leaves many more patients with life-changing disability such as loss of mobility1. Ischaemic stroke, which accounts for most of the cases, is a form of stroke caused by disturbed blood flow to the brain owing to blockage of an artery by a blood clot, known as a thrombus. Irreversible neurological damage occurs quickly, and treatment to re-open the blocked artery with 'clot-busting' thrombolytic drugs is effective only if given within 4.5 hours of the onset of symptoms. Although this reduces subsequent disability, it is logistically difficult to deliver treatment in such a narrow time window.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walters, Professor Matthew and Dawson, Professor Jesse and Higgins, Dr Peter
Authors: Higgins, P., Dawson, J., and Walters, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Nature Nanotechnology

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