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Researchers able to predict the risk of post treatment bleeding following a stroke

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Following new research as part of the Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging Evaluation for Understanding Stroke Evolution-2 Study, researchers have found an association between the extent of interruption to the blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding after a stroke. The study was designed to look at how MRIs can assist in determining which patients should be given endovascular therapy following ...

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Could shift work lead to more severe strokes?

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Many workers don’t fall into the traditional nine-to-five category; millions of us work shifts with some people working late into the evening, or even throughout the night. While it’s already known that shift workers who work the so-called graveyard shift are more at risk of obesity and heart attacks, scientists are also keen to find out about the effect it ...

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Researchers uncover why neurons die following stroke

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Researchers from the University of Buffalo believe they have discovered what kills the neurons in the brain following a stroke; a discovery which could pave the way to create new highly specific drugs for strokes and other brain injuries. When the brain suffers a stroke, seizure or traumatic injury, there’s the potential for persistent widespread acidity to build up around ...

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Lactate Protects Neurons From Trauma Damage

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When we exercise our muscles produce lactate, a waste product of glucose metabolism, in both the muscles and the brain. A team of researchers from EFPL in Switzerland and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has found that lactate is able to protect neurons from damage when they’ve suffered acute trauma, such as stroke or injury to the ...

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Why Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke After Menopause

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A new study by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh goes a long way to explain why women have an increased risk of stroke following the menopause. The researchers found that it may be due to a compound produced by the body known as 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME), which comes from estrogen. The research was published in a recent edition of the ...

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New Technology May Improve The Lives of People Suffering Weakness and Paralysis After Stroke

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Researchers at UT Dallas have uncovered evidence to suggest that technology designed to stimulate the vagus nerve could be the breakthrough needed to offer an improvement in the quality of life for people who’ve experienced weakness or paralysis following a stroke. While Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment ...

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