Stroke affects over 795,000 people in the U.S. alone each year, that is one person every 40 seconds. Dr. Tomoko Kitago, lab director of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory at the Burke Neurological Institute, talks about stroke awareness, treatments and the importance of clinical trials.
The research team examined how myeloid cells can also facilitate repair by clearing debris and promoting tissue remodeling during the early stages of repair. The study showed that a transcription factor, hypoxia-inducible factor, which the Ratan lab has been studying for years, marks myeloid cells that are associated with good long term recovery.
Congratulations to Reina Ashizawa, she has been accepted into Tufts University master’s program! In 2019, Reina joined the Cho Lab as a summer intern through Burke Neurological Institute’s Summer Science Research Program.
As we look back, our news highlights during the pandemic year of 2020 spotlight how we joined together to overcome challenges to carry on with our mission to find cures for chronic neurological disabilities.