START is a large multi-centre research study which utilises state of the art neuroimaging to study acute stroke therapy, its prevention and its impact. It comprises two major studies; EXTEND (Extending The Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficit) and PrePARE (Prediction and Prevention to Achieve Optimal Recovery Endpoints after Stroke).
START is a collaboration between a number organisations and institutions:-
- The National Stroke Research Institute
- The CSIRO
- The University of Melbourne
- Neurosciences Victori
- Neuroscience Trials Australia
- Melbourne Health
- The Brain Research Institute
In May 2011, Professor Geoff Donnan spoke to the ABC about this research.