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September 24, 2020

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Biomarker Indicating Neurodegeneration Identified in the Eye

A new study indicates a well-known biomarker that serves as a marker for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases is now detectable in the eye. Neurofilament light chain, a protein previously ...

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Linked to Stroke

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research has ...

Quality Over Quantity in Recovering Language After Stroke

New research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a ...

Blood Pressure-Lowering Is Even More Beneficial Than Previously Thought

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood ...
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Smoking Linked to Bleeding in the Brain in Large, Long-Term Study of Twins

Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that ...

New Blood, New Hope: Transfusions Protect the Brain from Stroke Damage

Neuroscientists found that blood substitution therapy rescues the brains of mice from ischemic damage, a potential breakthrough in stroke ...

Key to Dialogue Between Brain Cells to Protect Against Stroke

LSU Health New Orleans research has unlocked a key fundamental mechanism in the communication between brain cells when confronted with stroke and found DHA not only protected neuronal cells and ...

Why Is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African ...

Memory Loss Reversed or Abated in Those With Cognitive Decline

Researchers sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer's disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in ...

Inflammation Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction Studied in Organoids

For this study, the 3D brain organoid was used to model the effects of oxygen deprivation and inflammation on blood brain barrier function to better understand what is happening in a human brain ...

Putting the Spring-Cam Back Into Stroke Patients Steps

A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The new device will ...

Study Suggests Increased Risks for COVID-19 Patients Who Smoke, Vape

A new review looks at the effect that smoking and vaping may have on the cerebrovascular and neurological systems of COVID-19 ...

Brain Network Mechanism Causing Spatial Memory Impairment Revealed

Patients with Alzheimer's disease frequently suffer from spatial memory loss, such as no recognition of where they are, and forgetting where they put their belongings. They often show a ...

Meditation Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Meditation was linked to lower cardiovascular risk in a large database study. The team looked at data on more than 61,000 survey ...

Family Caregiving May Not Harm Health of Caregivers After All

For decades, family caregiving has been thought to create a type of chronic stress that may lead to significant health risks or even death, alarming potential caregivers and presenting a guilt-ridden ...

Global COVID-19 Registry Finds Strokes Associated With COVID-19 Are More Severe, Have Worse Outcomes and Higher Mortality

Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have ...

A Novel Therapeutic Target for Recovery After Stroke

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain the effects of subcortical strokes and a new possible therapeutic ...

One-Time Treatment Generates New Neurons, Eliminates Parkinson's Disease in Mice

Researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. As a ...

Disrupted Circadian Rhythms Linked to Later Parkinson's Diagnoses

Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new ...

Ischemic Stroke Rates Decrease During COVID-19 Pandemic

Research reveals fewer people have been admitted to stroke centers in Michigan and northwest Ohio since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, and significantly fewer patients received a mechanical ...

Protecting the Neuronal Architecture

Protecting nerve cells from losing their characteristic extensions, the dendrites, can reduce brain damage after a stroke. Neurobiologists have demonstrated this by means of research on a mouse ...

Disrupted Sleep Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by Promoting Inflammation

Sleep disruption has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, but the mechanism has been unclear. A new study reveals that fragmented sleep exacerbates atherosclerosis ...

Coronavirus Linked to Stroke in Otherwise Healthy Young People

Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise ...

Clues to COVID-19 in the Brain Uncovered in New Study

A study reviewing neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the virus's impact on the central nervous ...

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