UBC researchers discover cause of brain swelling after stroke or injury

Excellent news! Looking forward to seeing this bring life saving drugs into the world.

“It’s a spectacular discovery. I think it has a much more immediate impact because there’s a target that could be used to develop drugs to block the brain swelling,” said Brian MacVicar, one of the study’s senior authors and co-director of centre, a collaboration between UBC and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.