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NINDSNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US National Institutes of Health)
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Maintaining normal blood pressure "significantly reduced white matter lesion accumulation in people who had a higher chance of experiencing this kind of damage because they had high blood pressure," Clinton Wright, lead researcher and director of the Division of Clinical Research at NINDS, said in a statement.A
The NINDS SBIR program helps researchers commercialize early-stage scientific discoveries.
Neurodegenerative company Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals revealed on Wednesday the receipt of USD3.4m in grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to advance novel therapeutic drug candidates towards the clinic for treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
"The NINDS contract renewal is a testament to AMRI's reputation as a trusted partner in drug discovery, its proven track record, commitment to excellence and customer focus," said Chris Conway, senior vice president and head of drug discovery, chemical development and analytical services, AMRI.
This work was supported by the NINDS (NS091618-01) and the Department of Defense (W81XWH-13-2-0095).
"This study represents a novel approach to prevent recurrent vascular events by reversing a specific metabolic abnormality thought to increase the risk for future heart attack or stroke," said Walter Koroshetz, director of NINDS.
Roderick Corriveau, programme director of NINDS, said: "It's as if Nedergaard and her colleagues have uncovered a network of hidden caves and these exciting results highlight the potential importance of the network in normal brain function."
"Epidemiological studies such as REGARDS provide an important opportunity to explore race, genetics, environmental, and lifestyle choices as stroke risk factors," Claudia Moy, Ph.D., program director at NINDS, said.
These trials are the two NINDS trials (parts 1 and 2), the first two ECASS trials, two Alteplase Thrombolysis for Acute Noninterventional Therapy in Ischaemic Stroke (ATLANTIS) trials and Echoplanar Imaging Thrombolytic Evaluation Trial (EPITHET).
Like NINDS, ECASS III was massively funded by the pharmaceutical industry.