A Step Towards Understanding Brain Disorders

Disruption to blood flow anywhere in the body can result in damage or death of cells. The brain is particularly vulnerable because its correct and continued function relies on a healthy network of arteries, veins and capillary blood vessels. With stroke being a major cause of death worldwide (up to 121 per 100,000 people, according to the World Health Organization1), along with dementia2, where vascular brain changes are now linked to Alzheimer’s disease3, the ability to accurately model blood flow in the brain is an important tool to assist diagnosis, understanding and treatment of various cerebral blood vessel disorders, along with aiding brain surgical procedures.

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