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2014-06-16 12:29:56

After father dies from massive brain hemorrhage, his 11 children get MRIs which detect brain aneurysms in five siblings, leading to life saving surgeries CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In many ways, Rosemary McNulty and her eight sisters and two brothers are just like every other large Irish family. As kids, family photos were taken on staircases and everyone crammed into one car for family trips, where the boys would dare their father to drive faster through the...

One-third Of All Brain Aneurysms Rupture Regardless Of Size
2014-05-23 03:40:36

[ Watch The Video: Microneurosurgical Clipping Of An Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm ] University of Helsinki The lifetime risk for rupture of a brain aneurysm depends heavily on the patient's overall load of risk factors. However, a recent study by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital demonstrated that the size of an aneurysm has no great significance on the risk of rupture. This is a unique study in that it monitored aneurysm...

2014-05-06 23:09:19

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, representatives from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, survivors and family members from fifteen states across the country will head to Capitol Hill in an effort to educate legislators about brain aneurysms and gain support for a resolution to recognize September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, representatives from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, survivors and family members from fifteen states across the...

2014-04-23 09:35:06

Patients with arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins) in the brain that have not ruptured had a lower risk of stroke or death for up to 12 years if they received conservative management of the condition compared to an interventional treatment, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Interventional treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) with procedures such as neurosurgical excision, endovascular...

2014-04-18 12:36:49

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, or bulges in the artery wall, can develop without pain or other symptoms. If they lead to a tear — dissection — or full rupture, the patient will often die without immediate treatment. Therefore, better...

Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2014-04-09 16:31:50

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. The scientists hypothesize that the design of an inhibitor against DOR would serve to prevent and tackle muscle wasting in patients suffering from sarcopenia and cachexia. The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia...

2014-04-08 08:31:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $20.0 million Series D venture capital financing, led by existing investor Delphi Ventures. All of Sequent's other existing investors participated in the financing, Domain Associates, US Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. "We appreciate the continued support from our investor consortium as we continue to build Sequent into a leading neurovascular franchise," said Tom...

2014-02-20 23:21:58

The Resolution was Introduced to Raise Awareness About Brain Aneurysms Hanover, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 On February 11, 2014, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced Senate Resolution 353 designating September 2014 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month”. The resolution was introduced to raise awareness about brain aneurysms, educate the public about the importance of early detection, and highlight the need for further research regarding this serious illness. The...

2014-02-05 23:22:16

Created in Partnership with The Neurosurgical Atlas by Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced the release of its new mobile application “Brain Aneurysm” for use on Apple and Android devices. The free app, now available for download on iTunes and Google Play, is designed to provide the general public with useful information about brain aneurysms, whenever and wherever they may need it....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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