Tag: "aneurysm" at biology news
Preclinical study links gene to brain aneurysm formation
...ase (NOS-3) in an animal model led to intracranial aneurysm
formation in 33 percent of study subjects. Scie...n the development of intracranial aneurysms. An aneurysm
occurs when a blood vessel weakens and stretches, forming a bulge in the vessel wall that can ruptur...
Study points to new way to predict death risk from torn aorta
...ts with a history of atherosclerosis and of aortic aneurysm
were also more likely to die during the follow-up period. Aortic aneurysms are different from aortic dissections because they involve a bulge in the aorta formed by a weakened area of blood vessel, but the layers of the vessel wall stay together. ...
Study suggests other causes for childhood brain aneurysms
...dd Abruzzo, MD, found that the most common type of aneurysm
among all age groups appeared to occur spontaneous...tion of the two may predispose certain children to aneurysm
development. An aneurysm
occurs when a blood vessel weakens and stretches, forming a bulge in the...
Physicians and engineers pool resources to prevent stroke
...istics have been identified that may contribute to aneurysm
formation. These findings are described in a pape...t look at a person and tell the likelihood that an aneurysm
will rupture," Strother said. "But we do know that force and stresses created by blood flow produce...
Blood pressure medication may revolutionize treatment of Marfan syndrome
...ysfunction of the heart's mitral valve, and aortic aneurysm
with a predisposition for early vascular rupture a...n death. Losartan attenuates development of aortic aneurysm
by lowering the activity of a pervasive developmental molecule called transforming growth factor bet...
New research suggests abdominal aortic aneurysm will afflict millions of baby boomers
... complication is rupture, a condition in which the aneurysm
breaks open and profuse bleeding results. To date...to unlock the mysteries of AAA. "Abdominal aortic aneurysm
is a multifactorial disease, involving genetic susceptibilities, features of autoimmunity, and envir...
Robot exhibition to highlight WTEC international study of robotics
...al fixtures for neurosurgical applications such as aneurysm
clipping and skull base drilling. The exhibit will also show two compact, image-guided robot systems developed for prostate biopsy and brachytherapy applications....
Gene's mutations found to cause life-threatening aortic disease
... TGFBR2 by analyzing 80 families with a history of aneurysm
and dissection. Four unrelated families had varia.... Milewicz said the mutations connected to aortic aneurysm
were not associated with cancer in the families studied. None of the families had symptoms of Marfa...
Why do aneurysms form? New studies suggest leading role for white blood cells
...ly toll of this condition, called abdominal aortic aneurysm
or AAA ("triple A"), experts know very little abou... to take shape. "We're finding that in general, an aneurysm
is an inadequate response to injury," Upchurch explains. "Something happens to damage elastin fibers...
The promise of new medical uses for sodium nitrite for heart attack and organ damage
..., cerebral vasospasm (a complication of a ruptured aneurysm
leading to reduced blood flow and possible stroke), and high blood pressure in the lungs in babies....
Recognizing new aneurysm syndrome can save lives
... physical traits and genetic basis of a new aortic aneurysm
syndrome that is extremely aggressive and can caus..." says Dietz, "but we know that surgery to fix the aneurysm
works if patients are identified in time." Sadly, one patient who came to the clinic with widely spa...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
... uncontrolled inflammatory reaction and creates an aneurysm
in the aortic wall. Fourteen days later, 82 perce...r the rats were treated with elastase to stimulate aneurysm
formation, scientists compared the effects on the transplanted aortas. All male aortas transplanted ...