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Feb. 14, 2017 — The older we get, the more our brain ages. Cognitive abilities decline and the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease or having a stroke ... read more

With Mini-Vessels, Mini-Brains Expand Research Potential

Feb. 2, 2017 — Mini-brains produce networks of capillaries, an important anatomical feature for lab studies of stroke and other circulation-related brain diseases, report ... read more

Low-Cost Therapy Produces Long-Lasting Improvements for Stroke Survivors

Jan. 23, 2017 — A low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems, investigators have ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment. More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson´s ... read more

Advances in Imaging Detect Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury More Frequently in Trauma Patients

Jan. 19, 2017 — Advances in diagnostic imaging technology have meant that more trauma patients are being diagnosed with blunt cerebrovascular injuries, and as a result, stroke and related death rates in these ... read more

Key Signaling Protein Associated With Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free, Chronic Pain States

Jan. 17, 2017 — RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and ... read more

Benzodiazepines, Related Drugs Increase Stroke Risk Among Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 16, 2017 — The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study. Benzodiazepines ... read more

Decreasing Cocaine Use Leads to Regression of Coronary Artery Disease

Jan. 12, 2017 — People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study now reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary ... read more

Study Unveils How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Jan. 11, 2017 — Heightened activity in the amygdala - a region of the brain involved in stress - is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new ... read more

Antidepressant Use Increases Hip Fracture Risk Among Elderly

Jan. 11, 2017 — Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The increased risk was highest at the beginning of ... read more

Computer Models Could Help Design Physical Therapy Regimens

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a ... read more

Protein Build-Up May Trigger Inflammation Associated With Alzheimer's and Other Conditions

Jan. 10, 2017 — A recent review article points to the 'trigger' for the inflammatory response, caused by the immune system, that precedes Alzheimer's disease and other neurological ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Chemicals extracted from the prickly pear and brown seaweed, two ubiquitous Mediterranean plants, eased symptoms in organisms suffering from neurodegenerative disease, according to new research. ... read more

As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes

Jan. 4, 2017 — A new study found that significant increases in cardiovascular disease was linked to black residents of neighborhood with lower socioeconomic status and higher levels of violence and ... read more

Rate of Death, Heart Attack After Noncardiac Surgery Decreases, Although Risk of Stroke Increases

Dec. 28, 2016 — Medical researchers have examined national trends in perioperative cardiovascular outcomes and mortality after major noncardiac ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Pain serves as a valuable warning signal, but when it becomes chronic, pain should be considered as a real disease. An international team has identified and controlled one of the centers associated ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Scientists have detailed the structure of a molecule that has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Knowing the shape of the molecule -- and how that shape may be disrupted by certain genetic ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired — and brain function can be recovered — after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important implications for treating a ... read more

Re­search­ers Cor­rect Par­kin­son's Mo­tor Symp­toms in Mice

Dec. 15, 2016 — A research group has succeeded in correcting the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease in mice. These results are promising in terms of treatment, since Parkinson's disease is ... read more

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