Translational Technology Using Exosomes & Ultrasound Being Developed to Possibly Help Stroke Patients

(L-R) Mahrima Parvin, Ali Arbab, MD, and Sawaiz Kashif [Credit: Michael Holahan/Augusta University]

Sometimes a “no” can lead someone to look in a different direction for a “yes.” That is the case for Ali Arbab, MD, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia who has spent most of his career studying breast cancer. When one of his proposed methods for treating breast cancer didn’t result in a grant, Arbab shifted the focus to other diseases and found he could tailor his methods to help stroke victims. This resulted in Arbab receiving a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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