WHITE PLAINS – The US Department of Health and Human Services has granted the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains $421,000 to study stroke recovery.
Burke will study whether and how CD36, a common inflammatory mediator in vascular diseases and obesity, is involved in functional recovery in chronic stroke. Burke has several findings supporting the hypothesis that CD36 facilitates stroke recovery by the action of peripheral cells.
The institute will test the function of CD36 in the immune cells relevant to the repair and remodeling process after stroke. Institute officials said defining the underlying events will provide a potential strategy for promoting functional recovery in stroke patients.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the grant.