WVU Researcher Honored for Stroke Indicator

Doctors and paramedics soon will be able to tell from just one drop of blood if a patient is having a stroke, what kind of stroke it is and when it started.

“It will absolutely make a difference in the everyday lives of patients,” said Taura Barr, R.N., Ph.D., a West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience researcher who came up with a way to measure the presence of biomarkers in RNA indicating the time a stroke began and found a way to tell what kind of stroke it is.

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