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Large cohort study is launched to find causes of stroke and dementia in India

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1325 (Published 03 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1325
  1. Dinsa Sachan
  1. 1New Delhi

India and the Netherlands have jointly launched a large cohort study to examine the causes of stroke and dementia in the Indian population.1

The study will be conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, in collaboration with the National Brain Research Centre in Manesar, Haryana, and Erasmus MC, the medical centre of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

India’s Department of Biotechnology, which is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, has earmarked 340m rupees (£3.3m; €4m; $5.4m) for the project, which is slated to start in a year’s time. A …

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