Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs’ Immune Systems

Resveratrol research in dogs could eventually lead to treatments in humans Aug. 24, 2015 Nathan Hurst   COLUMBIA, Mo. – Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several potentially beneficial effects on health, including cardiovascular health, stroke prevention and cancer treatments. However, scientists do not yet

Who to Treat with Statins

At a Glance Two studies found that recent cholesterol treatment guidelines are a cost-effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease. The results suggest that it might be cost effective to lower the threshold for treatment with statins even further. Atherosclerosis arises when fat, cholesterol, and other substances accumulate along artery walls and form a sticky buildup

A First: New Guidelines Back Device for Treating Strokes

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:58am Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer This undated photo provided by Covidien shows their stent used to clear blood clots in the brain that cause strokes. The American Heart Association has endorsed using removable stents to open clogged arteries causing a stroke. It's the first new stroke treatment to be backed

Nanoparticle ‘Wrapper’ Delivers Chemical that Stops Fatty Buildup in Rodent Arteries

Experimental therapy restores normal fat metabolism in animals with atherosclerosis Release Date: June 23, 2015 In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis

Stroke Prevention Device Shows Promise And Perplexity Of Health Breakthroughs

By ALEX SMITH • JUN 16, 2015 Dr. Ken Huber displays the Watchman, a device that is designed to lessen the chance of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. DAN MARGOLIES HEARTLAND HEALTH MONITOR PHOTO Charles Welty began seriously worrying about his heart health at the gym. The 78-year-old retired civil engineer said that while

Medicine Shows Growing Potential to Repair and Regenerate Body Parts

By DIANE COLE May 31, 2015 11:01 p.m. ET Stem cells and 3-D printing hold promise for sight restoration and organ replacement The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine uses 3-D bio-printing to build tissue and, in some cases, entire organs for human transplantation. PHOTO: WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HEALTH The idea of the body healing itself may

First Study of Neural Cells for Stroke Shows Promise

Sue Hughes, April 30, 2015 The first study of human neural stem cells delivered directly to the brain in patients with stroke has shown no major harmful cell-related effects over 2 to 4 years' follow-up, with a suggestion of slight improvements in patient functionality. Presenting the phase 1 study at the inaugural European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Conference 2015, Keith

Undergraduate researcher focuses on plus, minus of nicotine in strokes

APR/2/2015 | POSTED BY JEN HATTON Would you ever believe that nicotine could be beneficial to your health? University of Missouri–St. Louis student Jacob Huffman hopes to prove so with his research examining the positive effects nicotine could have on stroke victims. Huffman, who is majoring in psychology at UMSL and a student in the Pierre Laclede

Researchers Build Brain-Machine Interface to Control Prosthetic Hand

Non-invasive Technique Allows Amputee to Use Bionic Hand, Powered by His Thoughts By Jeannie Kever March 31, 2015 New UH research has demonstrated that an amputee can grasp with a bionic hand, powered only by his thoughts.A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle

Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research

17 Mar 2015 by Morwenna Grills, Media Relations Officer, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions. Model of a brain Inflammation is activated in the brain after a