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Nitric Oxide May Hold Key To First Treatment For Deadly Form Of Malaria, Duke Scientists Report

... to cancer, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke andhardening of the arteries -- all diseases associated with NO."...

Nitric Oxide Found To Control Cells By Turning On Genes; Suggests New Role In Health And Disease

... to cancer, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke andhardening of the arteries -- all diseases associated with NO."...

Researcher Discovers Key Brain Center For Speech

...t time by a UC Davis researcher. In a study of 25 stroke patients, neuropsychologist Nina Dronkers foundtha... Nature. The insula is a common area of injury in stroke patients, Dronkers says,but not much is known about this part of the brain. Located deep withineach ...

Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone

...se in blood pressure that can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Unfortunately, a growing number women, particularly older women, live alone, often in isolation. New research from the University at Buffalo presented here today (March 21, 1997) shows that for these individuals, a four...

Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics

...isk of developing atherosclerosis that can lead to stroke and heartattack. However, the researchers found no such correlation between insulinresistance in African Americans, even though middle-age African Americans arefour times more likely than whites to suffer from strokes. "For whites it ...

Genetics May Explain Why African Americans More At Risk For Strokes Caused By Bleeding In The Brain

...ated in African Americans with the occurrence of a stroke caused bybleeding in the brain. In a pres...e4 allele is a predictor of a poorer outcome after stroke and may beassociated with more severe stroke." In one of the largest such studies undertaken...

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients

...amins given to a group of people whohad suffered a stroke reduced their homocysteine levels and improved bio... Macko and his colleagues randomly assigned 50 stroke survivors to one oftwo groups. One received the vitamin preparation with the B vitamins. In thesec...

Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...-6 deficiency was stilllinked to heart disease and stroke in study participants independent of levelsof homo...this amino acid may be linked to heart disease and stroke risk as a result of too little vitamin B-6 or folic acid intake. In the study vitamin B-6 levels wer...

"Genes, Vitamins, Homocyst(e)ine And Cardiovascular Diseases"

... iselevated in 10-40% of people with heart attack, stroke or peripheralatherosclerosis (atherosclerosis in leg blood vessels). Thus, bloodhomocyst(e)ine may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis, in a similar fashion assmoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Several other reasons f...

Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes

...ocysteine maybe a new marker for heart disease and stroke risk. "We now know that individual re...ppropriate andindividualized for heart disease and stroke prevention," explained Dr. Krauss. At the symposium, Krauss will speak on, "Genetic Factors I...

Transplanted Neurons Restore Function In Rats After Stroke

...avioral function of rats subjected to experimental stroke in a jointstudy by researchers at the University o... effective as fresh cells ineasing the symptoms of stroke in rats. Furthermore, the tumor-derived cells didnot revert to abnormal tissue growth after transpla...

MRI Scans Following Heart Attack Could Determine Future Health

... asecond heart attack, congestive heart failure, a stroke or death. In contrast,only three (9 percent) of the 33 without obstruction suffered latercomplications. Problems occurred an average of 14 months after heart attack. In addition, researchers noted that the risk of having post-heart attackcompli...

Soy Phytoestrogens Reduce Carotid Atherosclerosis As Much As Premarin

... woman has a 20 percent probability ofdeveloping a stroke sometime in her remaining lifetime. He said that one review of seven studies of stroke deaths amongpostmenopausal users of estrogen replacement therapy found a reduction of riskranging be...

Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases

...logical diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and epilepsy.Phelps points to this as evidence that advancement in radiotracer chemistry isallowing PET to move more fully in the everyday medical practice. Paper ORGN 2 will be presented by M. E. Phelps fr...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage

...which ratssuffered traumatic spinal cord injury or stroke have produced the same results. "The fact that these receptors are expressed and can lead to the death of cellssuggests that maybe excitotoxicity of AMPA/kainate receptors is the mechanism ofinjury in disease states such as head injury and stroke," G...

Health Effects Of Consuming Alcohol, Dairy Foods, And Iron-Fortified Products ToBe Debated

...rates of coronary heartdisease, diabetes, ischemic stroke and overall mortality. The effects ofalcohol consumption on fats, hormones, and clotting factors will be examinedalong with risk of obesity, breast cancer, and heart disease, areas of greatestresearch. National health recommendations will be debate...

Space Shuttle

...ir patients with high blood pressurecould suffer a stroke if their blood pressure is lowered too much withme...at what bloodpressure a patient might be a risk of stroke or "silent stroke" -- a gradual lossof adequate blood flow to the brain that can go unnoticed. ...

High-pressure Oxygen Therapy Could Offer Widespread Benefits

...erapy offers enough promise fortreating victims of stroke and other debilitating traumas and diseases of thecentral nervous system to warrant in-depth scientific studies, a medicalresearcher said today. Speaking at a meeting of the Space and Underwater Research Group of theWorld Federation of Neuro...

ACE Gene Linked To High Blood Pressure In Men But Not Women

...ted high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidneyfailure. The cause of the most common form of high blood pressure, essentialhypertension, is unknown. The researchers from the Framingham Heart Study and the Genetics ofAtherosclerosis Network (GENOA), which is part of the Family Blood Pr...

Hopkins Scientists Clock The Speed Of Comprehension

...nd comprehension and word loss from disorders like stroke orAlzheimer's disease, he notes. In an article describing the unusual experiment in the May 25Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Hart and Hopkinsspecialists in epilepsy, biomedical engineering, neurosurgery, neuropsychologya...

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