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Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... as early onset coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke and Moyamoya disease. The research is led by ... Cause Early Onset Coronary Artery Disease, stroke and Moyamoya Disease, Along with Thoracic Aortic ... for both men and women in the United States. stroke is the third leading cause of death in the ...

'First aid' for brain cells comes from blood

... protection, perhaps offering a new approach to stroke therapy. The study has now been published in ... . Every year, some 200,000 people suffer a stroke in Germany. It is still frequently fatal or ... developing and testing innovative approaches to stroke treatment. Immune cells produce the ...

Stem cells replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats

... attached, it is possible to fill a hole left by stroke damage with brand new brain tissue within 7 days. ... cells have been injected into the void left by stroke damage have had some success in improving ... a much better improvement in the outcome after a stroke if we can fully replace the lost brain tissue, ...

Penn research team tests bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism in stroke victims

... is to improve the management of patients with stroke and other brain disorders by providing continuous ... blood flow changes can be reliably detected from stroke patients and also suggests that blood flow ... lead author Turgut Durduran said. Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and long-term ...

Predicting risk of stroke from one's genetic blueprint

... an individual's overall risk of cardioembolic stroke -- the most common form of stroke -- with 86 percent accuracy. The findings are reported in the March issue of stroke . "For complex diseases like stroke, it's not ...

'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Southerners die from stroke more than in any other U.S. region, but exactly ... not the sole reasons behind the South's higher stroke death rate. The data is from UAB's Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in stroke (REGARDS) study, which has enrolled more than ...

Study helps explain connection between sleep apnea, stroke and death

... This study identifies a mechanism behind stroke in these patients. The study, "Impaired ... apnea are three times more likely to suffer a stroke or die, compared to people in a similar state of ... we found that sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke and death, independent of other risk factors, we ...

LSUHSC awarded $10M+ COBRE grant

... 2005 Louisiana State of the Heart and stroke Report, cardiovascular disease, including heart ... disease and twelfth highest mortality rate for stroke when compared to all states and D.C. Carotid ... contributing to at least 200,000 cases of stroke each year in the United States. In almost half of ...

Stroke study reveals key target for improving treatment and suggests that Gleevec may help

... about how those problems might be overcome, if a stroke victim first takes a drug currently used to treat ... their findings made in mice to the treatment of stroke victims everywhere. But the Karolinska ... even if tPA wasn't given until five hours after a stroke began. The new paper details a series of ...

Even low levels of air pollution may pose stroke risk

... air pollution may increase the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, according to findings that ... varying climates and alternative study designs. stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United ... called mini strokes but that often lead to a stroke later. Ischemic attacks are caused by a blockage ...

Statistical tool could explain gene study variations

... database from an ongoing association study of stroke risk in black children. That study, conducted by ... Cell Center, aims to understand the genetics of stroke risk in children with sickle cell disease. With ... high-velocity blood flow as a risk factor for stroke and regular blood transfusions as a way to reduce ...

New 3-D ultrasound could improve stroke diagnosis, care

... advances will ultimately improve the treatment of stroke patients, whether by giving emergency medical ... ability to quickly scan the heads of potential stroke victims while in the ambulance or allowing ... using 3-D ultrasound to quickly diagnose stroke patients, said Smith, senior author of the paper. ...

Can micro-scaffolding help stem cells rebuild the brain after stroke?

... to improve functional outcomes in rats with stroke damage little reduction in lesion volume has been ... provide a framework inside the cavities caused by stroke so that the cells are held there until they can ... to re-develop parts of the brain damaged by stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. ...

Scientists ask whether microscaffolding can help stem cells rebuild brain after stroke damage

... to improve functional outcomes in rats with stroke damage little reduction in lesion volume has been ... provide a framework inside the cavities caused by stroke so that the cells are held there until they can ... to re-develop parts of the brain damaged by stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. ...

Blueberry and green tea containing supplement protects against stroke damage

... be potent in protecting against brain damage. stroke is the third leading cause of death and the ... of every 1,000 adults experiencing their firsts stroke in any given year, said Cesar V. Borlongan, PhD, ... lead author of a study that tested NT-020 post stroke effects in animal models. We explored how ...

Stroke victims may benefit from stem cell transplants

... issue of CELL TRANSPLANTATION (Vol.16 No.10), stroke victims may benefit from human mesenchymal stem ... urogenital systems) were transplanted into animal stroke models with cerebral artery occlusion and tracked ... provide an important tool for developing novel stroke therapies, said Song. BMSCs migrate to damaged ...

Weill Cornell team discovers how brain's own tPA helps regulate blood flow to neurons

... contains its own store of a powerful enzyme (and stroke drug) called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), ... findings could have implications for the study of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Both conditions are ... reason, doctors often administer a shot of tPA to stroke patients within minutes or hours of an attack. ...

Blood pressure drug telmisartan shows powerful activity against stroke

... study has ever shown complete protection against stroke in this rat model using normal human drug doses" ... "Because blood pressure is closely related to stroke risk, we really just wanted to look and see if ... drugs were better at lowering blood pressure and stroke compared to the use of single agents," Dr. ...

Beginning scientists receive presidential awards

... studying how the brain plans movement and how a stroke damages a person's motor skills. As part of his ... robotic system that is assessing the movement of stroke patients and helping him fine-tune his ... will be able to amplify the force applied by stroke patients and help direct the movement of those ...

2 carotid artery stenting studies show results comparable to AHA guidelines

... for carotid artery surgery to prevent stroke be less than 3 percent for patients without symptoms of stroke (asymptomatic) and 6 percent for patients with symptoms of stroke (symptomatic). In these two well-conducted ...

Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10

... other MCG scientists in studies of the potential for stem cells to enhance stroke recovery and other conditions. MCG researchers also will be working ... Discovery Institute, "Potential Clinical Applications of Stem Cells in stroke Injury." 10:30 a.m. - Dr. Charles S. Cox, pediatric surgeon and adjoint ...

Researchers identify a cell type that limits stroke damage

... of the limbs if we rapidly stimulated the production of Treg cells in stroke victims," commented Professor Rivest. "We are particularly enthusiastic ... caused by head injury." Part of the brain damage occurring after a stroke is caused by the body's immune response. Cells such as microglia and ...

University of Miami biomedical engineer

... received a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke (NINDS), to support research studies that offer promise in the treatment ... Walter G. Ross chair of the VBI. "Dr. Lieber spearheads the aneurysm and stroke studies and has developed technology that is changing the field and will ...

Stroke patients soon may have fun, high-tech tool

... The University of Central Florida will immerse stroke survivors in a virtual world full of flying insects to help expand their ... the Institute of Simulation and Training. "One of the sad things about stroke is that it is very isolating," she said. "If we can make the game fun for ...

Yale researchers unravel mystery of brain aneurysms

... changing that equation," Gunel said. The median age when hemorrhagic stroke occurs is 50 years old, and usually there are no warning signs. In the ... who are at higher risk of forming brain aneurysms or suffering a bleeding stroke as a result. "These findings provide fundamental insights into the ...

Are you phonagnosic?

... people have experienced problems recognising voices following a stroke or brain damage, but this is the first documented case of someone growing ... so far in people with brain lesions in the right hemisphere following a stroke or brain damage, and the mechanisms behind it are not well understood. In ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... importantly in how a diagnosis of PAD entails added risk of heart attack, stroke and death," noted Murphy. PAD develops mostly as a result of ... risk for PAD. Select sites will also screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke and venous disease. While more than 50 percent of PAD patients may not ...

Gene is likely cause of stroke-inducing vascular malformations

... "Our study offers hope for future treatments because even the effects of stroke such as paralysis and ataxia, or loss of muscle coordination, were ... to clinical practice and whether up-regulation of Notch causes BAVM and stroke in humans, identifying the role of this pathway offers hope for developing ...

Study points to potential new use for Viagra

... in cells," says Dr. Maurice, a Career Scientist with the Ontario Heart and stroke Foundation. "The fact that it also offers a potentially novel use of a ... to form a blockage, this may cause a sudden, massive heart attack or stroke to occur. Drugs like Viagra have been shown to inhibit PDE5, explains ...

Stroke and SIDS in Alaska topics of neuroscience conference

... FAIRBANKS, Alaska University of Alaska Fairbanks neuroscientists studying stroke and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome will present their research findings at ... to SIDS, in part, through brainstem abnormalities." "Cardiac arrest and stroke are the leading causes of adult disability and Alaska's arctic ground ...

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award

... research on an injectable hydrogel-based system for the treatment of stroke to be a highly promising technology that can progress towards commercial ... proposed the injectable hydrogel system to assist stem cell therapy for stroke treatment. "This award exemplifies the strong leadership of Dr. Zhang ...

LSUHSC's Lazartigues awarded $1.2 million grant

... and the American Heart Association's 2005 Louisiana State of the Heart and stroke Report, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, was ... rate due to cardiovascular disease and twelfth highest mortality rate for stroke when compared to all states and D.C. "ACE2, is a natural regulator of ...

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

... HRT in post-menopausal women was stopped because of an increased risk of stroke and blood clots in women taking estrogen alone, and a higher than average incidence of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, blood clots and stroke in women taking estrogen and progesterone. Studies of estrogen's ...

EHRA-AFNET summit on AF

... of AF are diverse, ranging from severe limitations of exercise capacity to stroke and death. New treatment and improvement of existing therapies for AF ... experts will discuss: anticoagulation in patients at intermediate stroke risk; new concepts for rhythm control drug treatment; what do to if ...

Nutrition research unveiled this week shows pistachios are smart for the heart

... measures (lipids and lipoproteins), blood pressure, heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output and total resistance to blood flow through the ... study was relevant because lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk for stroke and heart disease. The University of Toronto has also studied the ...

Team of scientists develops non-invasive method to track nerve-cell development in live human brain

... could one day unlock the secret to nervous-system regeneration following stroke or massive trauma. In the nearer-term, discovery of the neural stem-cell ... director of the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke (NINDS), which helped fund the work. The ability to track these cells in ...

Rosemary chicken protects your brain from free radicals

... in rosemary, known as carnosic acid (CA), can protect the brain from stroke and neurodegeneration that is due to injurious chemical free radicals. These radicals are thought to contribute not only to stroke and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, but also to the ill ...

Ultra-low-dose aspirin might decrease bleeding severity in portal hypertension

... is the opposite of that observed with usual doses for the prevention of stroke or heart attack. The antithrombotic properties of low-dose aspirin are ... the market because of concerns about increased risk of heart attack and stroke associated with long-term, high-dosage use. Only aspirin has been ...

Adult brain can change, study confirms

... author Michael McCloskey's lab, jumped into the fray when he found BL, a stroke patient. BL's stroke damaged the optic radiation fibers, which transmit information from the ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... At this point they were contacted by Dick Shaw of CABI, who was contemplating starting a Biological Control program for Japanese Knotweed. At a stroke the Japanese Knotweed research program that had been carried out from pure academic interest acquired an important and unforeseen application. Two of ...
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