19
Mar

2013

New study by Haydon lab indicates that astrocytes play a role in stroke

A new study recently published by GliaCure President Phil Haydon’s research lab at Tufts University indicates that astrocytes play a vital role in the spread of damage after stroke. This study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that, while researchers have previously focused on the role of neurons and their release of neurotransmitters in the aftermath of stroke, it is astrocytes that appear to direct this release. Glia could thus be explored as therapeutic targets to modify or prevent some of the long term damage caused by strokes. This new work has been reported in medicalxpress.com (see here) and in EurekAlert (see here).