All posts tagged "stroke"

  • Drug That May Protect Brain After a Stroke Ready for Clinical Trials

    In a major breakthrough in stroke research, scientists have generated a drug that could protect patients from brain damage. When tested in monkeys, the drug blocks certain reactions that occur in brain cells deprived of blood and...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Stroke Prevention Programs Reduce Mortality After Mild Attacks

    Preventative care after a mild stroke makes a big difference in mortality even over the short-term, new research has found. The study followed patients participating in stroke prevention clinics after a mild stroke or transient ischemic attack,...

    • Posted November 9, 2011
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  • Encouraging Blood Vessel Growth in Brain Could Boost Stroke Recovery

    A rat model of stroke suggests that changes in blood pressure can regulate factors that encourage blood vessel growth, and can boost the brain’s recovery. Researchers have found that a particular blood pressure medication increased the levels...

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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  • New Surgical and Drug Approach for Removing Blood Clots in the Brain

    Removing blood clots from the brain, where they cause strokes, is a delicate business. Researchers have now developed a new treatment to dissolve clots, using surgery to apply new drug close to the clot. Patients undergoing the...

    • Posted June 6, 2011
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  • Four Drugs in One Pill Cuts Heart Disease Risk

    A combination of drugs in a single pill is effective at cutting the rate of cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients, new research suggests. Larger trials are underway to confirm the findings, but the study indicates that the...

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Link Between Fluid Retention and Heart Attack/Stroke Risk

    When the body retains fluid, blood pressure rises, which can be a medical concern. A new report also links an increase in blood pressure due to fluid retention to risk of heart attack and stroke. Several medications,...

    • Posted February 24, 2011
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  • Understanding the Mechanisms of Blood Clotting After Stroke Could Help Diabetic Patients

    Diabetic patients tend to have increased bleeding during strokes, which increases the severity of their condition and has a strong impact on outcome. New research has demonstrated one potential mechanism for treatment. Scientists have discovered a protein...

    • Posted January 23, 2011
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  • Mechanisms Promoting Cell Survival After Brain Injury Discovered

    The molecular pathways that lead to the survival or death of brain cells is a critical area of research that could help scientists devise ways to help patients with strokes or brain injuries. Scientists have recently demonstrated...

    • Posted January 12, 2011
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  • Researchers Launch Search for Genetic Variation Linked to Stroke

    Some risk factors for stroke have been identified, such as smoking and high blood pressure. A new research consortium, however, seeks to identify genetic risk factors. Examining the DNA sequences of thousands of patients and healthy controls...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Fried Fish Consumption Linked to Higher Rate of Strokes

    While fish is often considered one of the healthiest sources of protein, the method of preparation could make a big difference to whether it does you good, new research shows. Individuals living in parts of the country...

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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