A landmark study of DNA from people around the world identified new genetic risk factors for stroke. It is the largest genetic study of stroke to date, and could lead to stroke drug development and dementia treatment.
When a person has a stroke, brain tissue begins to die as oxygen-rich blood is blocked from entering the brain. But with a device about the size of a coffee stir, brain tissue is saved, and a full recovery is possible.
Strokes affect nearly a million Americans each year, but an already-approved drug used for epilepsy could dramatically reduce their debilitating impact. New research shows one dose of the anti-epilepsy drug retigabine given hours after a mouse experienced a stroke preserved brain tissue and prevented the loss of balance and motor coordination. In the study, both […]