The research being undertaken in the UM laboratories is cutting-edge and unique in Europe. For the first time the researchers can capture 3-D cellular and molecular events deep down into brain structure to study how cells communicate, develop, and how injury and reconstruction occurs under high spatial resolution. From a broader perspective, the researchers also aim to raise more public awareness by promoting a campaign on the importance of recognizing the early signs of stroke, its risk factors and preventative measures, because the longer the delay for evaluation and treatment, the more likely the damage will be irreversible and the higher the chances that the patient will die or experience severe disability.
To achieve its goals, this ambitious research requires significant funding. To date, the research group has benefitted from European structural funds for some equipment. This research is expected to advance understanding and treatment of vascular diseases in human subjects and assist work in the pursuit of excellence.