27 July 2018
About one billion people worldwide take regular aspirin, usually to prevent heart attacks or strokes. But a new study suggests a more tailored strategy is required.
3 July 2018
Professor Peter Rothwell says more must be done to raise awareness of the need to take rapid action after a mini-stroke in order to reduce the number of major strokes.
27 April 2018
Work to build the UK’s first dedicated centre for research into the prevention of stroke and dementia has started in Oxford.
14 June 2017
In people aged 75 or over, long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of disabling or fatal bleeding, according to a new study in The Lancet.
2 September 2016
The only project of its kind that studies all acute vascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks, in order to develop better treatments has recruited its 10,000th Oxfordshire participant.
19 May 2016
Using aspirin urgently could substantially reduce the risk of major strokes in patients who have minor ‘warning’ events, a group of European researchers led by Peter Rothwell has found. Writing in the Lancet, the team say that immediate self-treatment when patients experience stroke-like symptoms would considerably reduce the risk of major stroke over the next few days.
18 January 2016
While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team have now found that having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in your body could boost the B vitamins' effect.
6 June 2014
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is a £100M collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Oxford to accelerate healthcare innovation. Renewed in 2013, with a 50% increase in funding, the BRC features major neuroscience research themes including cerebrovascular disease and dementia led by Peter Rothwell, and functional neuroscience and imaging led by Peter Brown.
22 November 2013
The Stroke Prevention Research Unit has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the highest form of national recognition that UK higher education institutions can achieve.