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'Big ideas' in neuroscience take on stroke, addiction and more

An exercise inspires faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine and other fields. ...

Women face higher stroke rates than men

On World Stroke Day, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association urges everyone to learn the signs of stroke ...

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been published in the journal SCIENCE. ... Full story

Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Stroke Risk in Half for Women

MINNEAPOLIS – Women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half, according to a study published in the October 8, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

Study shows benefit of prolonged heart monitoring after unexplained strokes

New England Journal of Medicine publishes research shedding new light on cause of strokes ... Full story

‘Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Current treatment leaves stroke patients at risk

New research has shown current practices for treating stroke victims may be leaving patients overburdened by their treatment plans putting them at risk of adverse side effects. ... Full story

Cryptogenic strokes may find explanation in the heart

More than half of the patients who have suffered a stroke with no well-defined aetiology have an enlarged left atrial appendage of the heart, according to a Finnish study. The results indicate that the enlargement of the left atrial appendage may be an independent risk factor of strokes with cardiac origin. ... Full story

Identification of a protein that may increase the currently short therapeutic window in stroke

A new study published in the prestigious publication The EMBO Journal shows that the mitochondrial protein Mfn2 may be a future therapeutic target for neuronal death reduction in the late phases of an ischemic stroke. ... Full story

Study Finds Drop in Death Rates from Strokes Over Last Two Decades

But positive trend is inconsistent among different age groups,warns Tel Aviv University researcher ... Full story

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