On May 17th, the Burke Neurological Institute hosted the 2nd annual McDowell Symposium, a day dedicated to Hope for Stroke. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke, and it is the leading cause of physical disabilities in the United State
The chemical element selenium, an essential nutrient for humans and other animals, protects the brain after a stroke and may be a basis for future stroke therapies, according to a study from scientists at Burke Neurological Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine.
A team of scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient, can help boost the antioxidant system on the heels of stroke in animals and suggests that a similar treatment could be used to limit brain damage in patients. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States, occurring once every 40 seconds.
The Burke Neurological Institute, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wadsworth Center of the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) were recently awarded a $5 million grant from the Empire State Development C