Student: Kirsten Dietrich
Type of Project: Basic, Translational, Nutraceutical
Grant Type: Undergraduate
Year of Award: 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Fredrick Colbourne
Institutions: University of Alberta
Background: Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating disease where blood vessels in the brain rupture and damage the neural tissue, part of which is through reactive oxidative species. The body has a number of antioxidants, which could combat this process and this project seeks to test the ability of a natural antioxidant N-acetylcysteine could be used to boost the body’s own antioxidant actions to reduce the impact of stroke.
Results: This project is currently underway
Implications: Success of this project could lead to clinical trials of N-acetylcysteine in humans to treat stroke.