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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

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

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

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

Innovative Technique to Examine Blood Vessels in 3D Help Unlock Secrets of the Brain

Jan. 4, 2017 — An important breakthrough has been made in the examination of blood vessels in the brain giving scientists a clearer understanding of how dementia, brain cancer and stroke can affect veins 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

New Discovery May Improve Recovery After Stroke

Dec. 13, 2016 — Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain—a key factor for learning. A study shows improved ... read more

How Physical Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

Dec. 12, 2016 — Mice that had free-access to a running wheel were able to maintain ocular dominance plasticity after suffering a stroke, compared to those that didn't, new research shows. These exciting ... read more

Heart Disease Protein Linked to Brain Damage

Dec. 7, 2016 — Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a new ... read more

New Drug Limits and Then Repairs Brain Damage in Stroke

Nov. 25, 2016 — A potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage, researchers have ... read more

Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers

Nov. 23, 2016 — Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—are the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a new study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group ... read more

Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

Nov. 22, 2016 — Investigators have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a brain bleed following consumption of an energy ... read more

Popular Heartburn Medication May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk

Nov. 15, 2016 — A popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, used to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary ... read more

Research Suggests 'Missed Opportunities' to Prescribe Drugs for Stroke Prevention

Nov. 15, 2016 — An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed ... read more

Childhood Adversity Linked to Blood Pressure Dysfunction

Nov. 14, 2016 — A difficult childhood may be associated with a risk of poor blood pressure regulation, according to new ... read more

Brain Scans Could Help Predict Response to Psychotherapy for Anxiety and Depression

Nov. 10, 2016 — Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a review of current ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — During stroke or heart attack, tissue damage can be limited because “collateral” vessels connect the tissue to other arteries. Collateral vessels can vary greatly in size and number from one ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Using specialized CT scans of a healthy heart and one with heart disease, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers say they've created computer models of the "shape" of blood ... read more

PFO Closure Is More Effective Than Medical Management in Preventing Recurrent Stroke, Long-Term Study Results Show

Nov. 1, 2016 — Percutaneously closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder was superior to medical management in the prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients who previously had a ... read more

Researchers Use Video Gamelike Test to Study Learning and Recovery in Stroke Patients

Oct. 27, 2016 — A robotic arm and a virtual game were essential tools in a new study that suggests that while training doesn't change neurological repair in chronic stroke patients, it can indeed help such ... read more

High Blood Pressure Can Impair Cognitive Function, Pose Risk for Alzheimer's

Oct. 26, 2016 — High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers ... read more

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