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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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