Maurizio Balestrino

Maurizio Balestrino was born in Genoa, Italy, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and of the blue jeans. He received there the Degree in Medicine and the Diploma of Specialist in Neurology. In 1983-1986 he was Research Associate in the Department of Physiology at Duke University, where he started an interest in ischemic brain damage. Back in Italy he has always combined clinical responsibilities as a neurologist and experimental research in brain anoxia or ischemia. He is currently Senior Researcher in the Stroke Unit of the University of Genoa, where he also directs the Laboratory of Experimental Neurophysiology. He has been partner or coordinator in national and international research projects aiming at bridging the gap between experimental research and clinical therapy.

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This book reports innovations in the preclinical study of stroke, including - novel tools and findings in animal models of stroke, - novel biochemical mechanisms through which ischemic damage may be both generated and limited, - novel pathways to neuroprotection. Although hypothermia has been so far the sole "neuroprotection" treatment that has survived the translation from preclinical to clinical studies, progress in both preclinical studies and in the design of clinical trials will hopefully provide more and better treatments for ischemic stroke. This book aims at providing the preclinical scientist with innovative knowledge and tools to investigate novel mechanisms of, and treatments for, ischemic brain damage.

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