Recommendations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute working group on cerebrovascular biology and disease Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Biomedical Research
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders


  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a conference call working group, consisting of experts in stroke and cerebrovascular biology on January 28, 2005. The purpose of this working group was to develop a prioritized set of recommendations for NHLBI to establish a focused and comprehensive set of research activities in cerebrovascular biology and disease. Three thematic areas of research emerged: (1) molecular and cellular neurobiology of cerebral blood vessels, focusing on genomics and proteomics, neurovascular signaling and cerebrovascular embryogenesis, development and plasticity; (2) resource development, involving the development of new methodological approaches for normal and altered function of the neurovascular unit, collaborative research, and training in cerebrovascular pathobiology; and (3) cerebrovascular diseases and translational approaches, addressing vascular mechanisms of disease, the role of risk factors, importance of biomarkers with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments.

publication date

  • June 2006



  • Conference Paper



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2730969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.STR.0000221297.57305.8a

PubMed ID

  • 16627792

Additional Document Info

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