We are pleased and proud to announce the $25,000
one of ten Scholarships totaling $205,000 awarded at The 7th Annual Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Awards Symposium held on September 12, 2013, in Seattle, Washington.
Thank you to everyone who supports and donates to the KAT-Walk & Karo-5K and our efforts to increase Brain Aneurysm Awareness and research.
Our 2013 Chair of Research was awarded to Chanannait Paisansathan, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago for her research project entitled:
“The Activation of S100 B / RAGE Pathway Mediates Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Associated Vasospasm and Delayed Neurological Deficit”
Delayed vasospasm, a condition in which blood vessels in the brain cannot dilate to supply adequate oxygen and nutrients to areas of the brain, is a common complication and leading cause of morbidity and mortality after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This condition occurs several days to weeks after the initial rupture of a Brain Aneurysm.
This research project will investigate the medication called “ONO2506” which works to decrease inflammation caused from the release of the S100B protein in the brain after SAH. The inflammation is believed to be one of the key players in the development of abnormal brain blood vessel function (vasospasm) after SAH. The inability of blood vessel function to meet the brain demand causes the secondary insult to the brain, and can lead to death or disability among subarachnoid hemorrhage survivors.