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Results from stroke treatment study are in top 10 of Lancet’s most highly cited papers

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Xray picture after injection of dye into the carotid artery showing severe carotid artery narrowing in the left hand figure (arrow). The right hand figure shows the appearances after the insertion of a metallic stent across the narrowing

A paper highlighting early results from the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS), a UCL-led multi-centre clinical trial which compared two treatments for carotid narrowing was recently listed in the Lancet as one of their ten most cited papers in 2010-2011. Narrowing of one of the carotid arteries in the neck (stenosis), which supply blood to the brain, is one of the major causes of stroke and is usually caused by deposits of fat in the wall of the artery, known as atherosclerosis.

Skin patch improves attention span in stroke patients

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Researchers in the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation have found that giving the drug rotigotine as a skin patch can improve inattention in some stroke patients.

Genetic study identifies treatable pathway in childhood motor neuron disease

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A genetic study based at UCL Institute of Neurology and the NIH in the United States has identified two riboflavin transporter genes that are defective in children with a type of motor neuron disease called Brown-Vialetto van Laere syndrome.

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