Endoscopy for studying deep brain stroke
Deep brain stroke occurs when blood flow to a small artery deep within the brain becomes blocked. However, deep brain strokes are usually small and do not cause any symptoms. Funded by the European Research Council, the StrokeGATE project will investigate the impact of deep brain stroke. Researchers intend to utilise a previously developed high-resolution imaging method that can measure brain activity at the single-cell level. The method employs a hair-thin multi-mode fibre endoscope that will be used in animal models to monitor changes in neuronal connectivity and signalling. Importantly, the project will introduce holographic methods to reconstruct endoscopic images and obtain a better understanding of deep brain stroke.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme