The “Stroke Belt” refers to the swath of states in the Southeast where rates of stroke death are high, and according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina comes in at number six for the nation’s highest rates of stroke death. A stroke occurs when blood flow to a particular area of […]Continue Reading ...
Could a medication someday help the brain heal itself after a stroke, or even prevent damage following a blow to the head? A new USC study lends support to the idea. When a person has a stroke, the brain responds with inflammation, which expands the area of injury and leads to more disability. In the […]Continue Reading ...
Stroke is difficult subject. As much progress as there’s been in the last few years in detecting and treating strokes as they’re happening, and as much progress as there’s been in preventing them from happening in the first place, therapies for those dealing with the aftermath of a stroke have lagged behind. Basically, researchers don’t […]Continue Reading ...
Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults. Studies of East Asian genes that strongly affect how much alcohol people choose to drink show that alcohol itself […]Continue Reading ...
Our genes may have a bearing not only on our stroke risk, but probably also on how well we recover after stroke. For the first time, in international collaboration, scientists at the University of Gothenburg and elsewhere have identified common genetic variants that are associated with outcome after ischemic stroke. The study, a meta-analysis of […]Continue Reading ...
Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The reductions in mortality after initial stroke have been even greater in black Medicare patients, according to […]Continue Reading ...
Brain tissue reveals scar formation (at left) and inflammation (on right) in mice after stroke. Bottom images show less scarring and inflammation (in red) in animals treated with the drug maraviroc, which blocks the CCR5 gene. Credit: UCLA/Carmichael lab More than 6 million Americans live with disabilities following a stroke. Even mild strokes can leave […]Continue Reading ...
A pattern of inflammatory activity in circulating blood cells two days after a stroke predicts the likelihood of losing substantial mental acuity one year later, according to a study published in Brain. Knowing, early on, who’s at high risk for delayed cognitive losses from a stroke is an important step toward figuring out what immediate post-stroke treatments […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 — Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say researchers who now report that women who have excessively low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels may face a higher risk for a bleeding stroke. […]Continue Reading ...
The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. That’s the finding of research published today, World Health Day, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The […]Continue Reading ...
Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified a genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors. The findings were announced today at a press conference as part of the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Atlanta. This investigation draws on whole genome sequencing and other data gathered longitudinally through […]Continue Reading ...
Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment. The findings could provide researchers with a blueprint to better identify […]Continue Reading ...
A new University study, published in PLOS ONE, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors. A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. The injury to the brain caused by a stroke can lead to […]Continue Reading ...
In a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers successfully used a new approach that significantly minimized brain damage caused by stroke in mouse models. The new approach works by targeting hemichannels—pathways that allow for the flow of chemical ions and small molecules—that are expressed by astrocytes, cells that play a protective […]Continue Reading ...
“Nearly one-third of the participants’ MoCA scores showed declines between three months and one year out from their stroke,” Buckwalter said. Each participant’s mass cytometry results and MoCA scores were fed into an algorithm developed in Aghaeepour’s laboratory. This algorithm was specifically designed for its ability to reduce massively complicated collections of highly correlated data […]Continue Reading ...
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