Title: Biomarkers of Stroke Recovery (BIOREC)
Status: Actively recruiting
Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program. Additional funding through the Georgetown Partners in Research Program.
Purpose: The molecular changes responsible for brain repair following stroke in humans are largely unknown. The BIOREC study seeks to assess whether molecular markers, including changes in fats, proteins and DNA/RNA, can be detected in the peripheral blood during the first month of stroke recovery to provide insight into human brain repair mechanisms.