Tag: "stroke" at biology news
Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients
...verse events everything from stroke
and ulcers to gastrointestinal bleeding and death were also similar between the two arms of the study. The study was halted when an independent data and safety monitoring board found th...
Johns Hopkins scientists create forgetful mouse
...certain neurological diseases, including epilepsy, stroke
and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Understanding how glutamate receptors are regulated could one day affect treatment of these disorders, say the researchers. The experiments were funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Robert Pack...
Rockefeller, Weill Cornell researchers find link between estrogen, brain structure changes
...loss, but Alzheimer's disease, the consequences of stroke
and other brain disorders." "Hormones like estro...ls that may have been lost to injury -- such as by stroke
-- by rewiring important functions via alternate nervous system pathways. Previous studies in mammal...
Peering inside a blood vessel
...that MRIs are expensive. But if you can diagnose a stroke
or a heart attack before it happens, you will save the health-care system money," he said. The techniques he's developing will not only provide a picture but also give doctors information about the material causing the block. This will aid in determ...
Treating strokes with blood cord cells holds promise, Saint Louis University rat study shows
...t Louis University and principle investigator of a stroke
in rats study, presented findings at the American ...While we have a lot of work to do to go from a rat stroke
model to treating patients, we are encouraged that human umbilical cell therapy may provide a potent...
Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an infIammatory biomarker
...ent oral contraceptive use with risks for ischemic stroke
and myocardial infarction, impaired blood anticoag...elevated many years before a first heart attack or stroke
occurs. Accordingly, a team of researchers set out to investigate the association between current lo...
Grape seed extract may be useful supplement to blunt hypertension in postmenopausal women
...or coronary heart disease increases 29 percent and stroke
risk increases 46 percent. These risks have been shown for women as well as for men. A New Study Physiologists from Alabama previously found that plant estrogens from soy reduce salt-sensitive hypertension in young, estrogen-depleted spontaneousl...
Science highlights of AAN Annual Meeting in Honolulu March 29 April 5
...significantly better function three months after a stroke
compared to those not taking them. Chlamydia infection and its association with stroke
was examined by collaborators from Columbia University and the Centers for Disease Control. They sho...
New study finds yogurt may help burn body fat
...e at an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke
and some types of cancer. The calcium-rich diet helped the participants lose more than an inch around their waist compared to those on the low-calcium diet. This represented about a six-fold greater decrease in waist circumference. Evidence is Mou...
Drinking concord grape juice may reduce blood pressure in hypertensive men
...nts would result in a 14% reduction in deaths from stroke
and a 9% reduction from heart disease. The study authors point to two previous clinical studies showing that consuming Concord grape juice improved arterial wall flexibility (demonstrated by increased flow-mediated vasodilation) as suggesting a poss...
Gene variation in immune system cells lowers heart disease risk
...lays a role in other inflammatory diseases such as stroke
or the kidney disease glomerulonephritis....
Identification of gene gives hope to children with progeria; May shed light on phenomenon of aging
...ess and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke
are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for more than 40 percent of all deaths. Within just one year of beginning the research, a group of leading scientists from the PRF Genetics Consortium were able to isola...
Tiny protein prevents disease-related cell death
... with degenerative diseases of the nervous system, stroke
and heart attack; failure to activate the cell death program is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Dr. Reeds laboratory identified humanin as a Bax-interactive protein. In the current study, they showed that humanin bound to Bax, which prevented its...
New national studies show combined hormone replacement therapy boosts stroke, dementia
...eatment group, involved 4,532 women, while the new stroke
investigation involved 16,608. As a member of its ...numerous ancillary studies. He is co-author of the stroke
report, whose lead author is Dr. Sylvia Wasserthiel-Smoller of the Albert Einstein College of Medici...
Study: Stroke victims may retain continuous motion ability
...rawing circles in rhythm. The study indicates that stroke
victims may retain some motor skills thought to ha... of timing. "Trouble with rhythmic movement among stroke
victims has been noted widely over the years," Zelaznik said. "This has encouraged brain specialists...
...ysms result in death, and a quarter more result in stroke
or neurological deficit. Radiologists are now using a nonsurgical procedure called detachable coil embolization to isolate and fill weakened cerebral blood vessels that are in danger of rupturing. "Endografts Help Prevent Deaths from Abdominal Aort...
Media seminar on cardiovascular medicine
...promising efforts to grow new blood vessels, limit stroke
or heart attack damage and develop genetic techniques to detect and treat the underlying causes of high blood pressure. In terms of total funding and number of researchers, the CVC is one of the top cardiovascular research groups in the country. Th...
JCI table of contents, 16 June 2003
...roving the short- and long-term outcomes following stroke
is the result of an interruption in the blood flow to the brain. Vascular endothelial growth factor ...
Critical Therapeutics launches Phase I clinical trial of anti-inflammatory compound
... myocardial infarction, acute pancreatitis, burns, stroke
or acute drug allergies. Approximately $180 billion is spent each year to treat patients with these life threatening conditions, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Univ...
Scientists find what type of genes affect longevity
...involve oxidative damage. Many researchers suspect stroke
and a number of neurological diseases in humans are hastened by oxidative damage. Earlier this year, Kenyon's lab showed in C. elegans that the damage-repairing chaperone proteins not only increase lifespan, but also delay the onset of protein-aggr...
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