Thrombosis occurs when blood clots disrupt the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause severe health problems such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke. Current treatments … Continue Reading Smart patch successfully monitors blood to release blood thinners as needed in animal model.
The role of egg consumption in the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease has come under scrutiny over many years. Since eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol, … Continue Reading Eating one egg per day associated with a 12% reduced risk of stroke.
Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. Wearable robot-assisted training is quickly emerging as a … Continue Reading First-ever biomimetic lower-limb robotic exoskeleton developed.
The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.
Delayed deterioration of neurological function after ischemia stroke is a well-documented clinical problem. However, minimal studies exist pertaining to spinal cord blood flow and blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) integrity with … Continue Reading Study maps how a stroke damages the blood-spinal cord barrier.
After suffering a stroke, which is estimated to kill more than 6 million people annually, about three-quarters of patients exhibit some disability. It is known that most strokes occur when … Continue Reading Novel neuroprotector successfully reduces brain damage after stroke in preclinical studies.
When the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is breached the brain becomes vulnerable to infection and injury. Therefore, it’s imperative that the openings in the BBB are resealed quickly. This most frequently … Continue Reading Researchers identify new role for microglia in blood-brain barrier maintainence.
People with diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and are much more likely to develop cholesterol blockages in their arteries. A person with diabetes … Continue Reading 3-D MRI can show stroke risk in diabetic patients even before narrowing of arteries.
The neural mechanisms underlying recovery of language after left hemisphere stroke remain elusive and are still debated after 130-years. Although older evidence suggested that right hemisphere language circuitry compensate for … Continue Reading Research upended as right-side of brain shown to aid in speech recovery after stroke.
A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its … Continue Reading New contrast allows whole-body blood clot scans in animal model.
Pre-eclampsia is a combination of raised blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). It is quite common, usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, affecting between 2 and … Continue Reading Researchers identify serum biomarkers for predicting women at risk of pre-eclampsia.
For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. Based on language impairments caused by stroke, scientists believed a single area of the … Continue Reading Researchers map new area of language in the human brain.
Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke … Continue Reading Frequent overnight menopausal hot flashes linked with brain scan changes.
A new literature review study from researchers at the University of Tel Aviv has found that people with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment have altered responses to pain, with … Continue Reading Lit review study finds altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment.
A team of researchers have made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head … Continue Reading Researchers stop brain swelling at the source in animal model.
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure. The new study links events at the single-cell level to a system-level … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure.