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Effect of Chinese Medicine on ischemic stroke
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - China Medical University, Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, Taichung
Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Stroke has always ranked third among the top ten causes of death, and it is one of the main causes of disability.There is no better way in modern medicine except that t-PA is considered effective within 3 hours after the onset of ischemic stroke. Chinese medicine includes Chinese herbs or formula. Besides, acupuncture, the Chinese traditional medical treatment, has widely been used for the treatment of ischemic stroke at least 3000 years, but its therapeutic effect and mechanism still remain unclear.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the plan was to investigate the effect and mechanism of Chinese medicine including Chinese herbs and acupuncture on ischemic stroke in rats.
What techniques and methods are used?
To establish an ischemic stroke model by using middle cerebral occlusion to block the cerebral blood flow and then reperfusion.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
1. Observe the experiment. 2. Learn how to perform the process of the experiment. 3. Try to compare the difference of modern and Chinese medicine when it comes to ischemic stroke. 4. Learn the basic knowledge of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. 5. Understand the mechanism of Chinese medicine working on experiment targets. 6. Analyse the experiment data.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
No, students can ask questions from the fellows of the lab.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic concepts on microbiology and molecular biology are required. Experience in hands-on laboratory work is preferred.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system - Students in biomedical fields - Dental medicine students (IADS members)
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