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Stroke is third leading cause of death in America. A stoke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted due to a clot blocking an artery. Brain cells often die during a stroke because of the lack of oxygen. The loss of these brain cells often affects an individual’s memory and ability to speak and move.

Using the extensive imaging equipment at the Emory National Primate Research Center, our researchers are uniquely positioned to learn more about the effects of stroke and to develop effective treatment through therapy and medication. Proper intervention of stroke is very time sensitive, and the Emory Primate Center is currently the only facility where acute stroke can be studied in nonhuman primates using multiple imaging technologies.

EPC Investigators Studying Stroke