Scientists at the University of Liverpool, supported by the British Heart Foundation, are studying blood flow in the brain to further medical understanding of cardiovascular disease.
Dr John Quayle and Dr Tomoko Kamishima, from the University’s Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, are investigating why blood supply to the brain becomes inadequate during serious illnesses, such as strokes. Approximately one in eight people are diagnosed with a disease of the heart or circulatory system in the UK each year and more than a 100,000 of these cases result in death.
Dr Quayle is studying blood flow by analysing how a muscle - which lines the walls of arteries in the brain - contracts to force the arteries to become narrower and reduce blood flow. These cerebral arteries are no bigger than the width of human hair and are the most important in regulating blood flow.
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