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Dr. Axerio-Cilies completed his doctoral studies in experimental medicine. He identified a new mechanism to protect the brain from injury caused by stroke or ischemic damage which is caused by restricted blood flow. He has also found a way to enhance this cell survival mechanism to stop cell death that occurs after an ischemic stroke.
A randomly-selected Doctoral citation each day: today from the Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) - graduated in 2016