• Question: How is a stroke related to the immune system and inflammation?

    Asked by anisha1012 to Emily on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Emily Robinson answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      After a stroke your body over reacts and makes your immune system attack some of your healthy brain, causing inflammation and further damage. My research is looking at this, so hopefully we can reduce this damage and save as muxh brain tissue as we can!