Scientists identify novel protrusions in blood vessels of the brain which may allow new insight into mechanisms of stroke.

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans.

Bateson Centre member Elisabeth Kugler, a PhD student from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Infection, Infection and Cardiovascular Disease and the main author of the study, said: “The finding of kugeln highlights the need for basic research to understand the mechanisms of development and disease."

“This study would not have been possible without an extremely strong international scientific team, underlining the significance of working across different countries.”

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