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FSU researches awarded money for stroke research

FSU researches awarded money for stroke research
FSU researches awarded money for stroke research
Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 14:21:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University researchers are getting a $1.7 million grant.

The grant comes from the National Institute of Health and is geared towards finding new research to find new treatments for strokes.

Researchers Samuel Grant and Teng Ma, will use the money to investigate how to use cells from bone marrow and fat tissue as a way to treat what's called an "ischemic stroke".

According to the American Heart Association, this form of stroke occurs as a result of a blockage in a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain and accounts for about 87 percent of all cases.

In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of disability.

More than 795,000 individuals experience an attack each year.