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2014-08-04 16:26:50

Placement Agent Spencer Trask Ventures Rallies investors to "Take Stock in Stroke" NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vesselon, Inc. is a development stage company that is creating one of the world's first portable devices for the immediate treatment of ischemic stroke -- the most common type of stroke affecting 87% of patients. Vesselon has engaged private investment firm Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. as its placement agent to market a private preferred round to facilitate...

2014-07-08 14:56:12

Neural Regeneration Research Previous studies have indicated that electrical stimulation of the cerebellar fastigial nucleus in rats may reduce brain infarct size, increase the expression of Ku70 in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion region, and decrease the number of apoptotic neurons. In vitro studies have confirmed that Ku70 can mediate cellular apoptosis by interfering Bax. Dr. Jingli Liu and her team, the First Hospital Affiliated to Guangxi Medical University, China, presumed that the...

A Fetal Enzyme Helps Stem Cells Recover From Limb Injuries
2014-05-15 07:41:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two million Americans a year suffer from ischemia reperfusion injuries. A wide variety of scenarios can be caused by these injuries that result in restricted blood flow—from traumatic limb injuries, to heart attacks, to donor organs. Restoring the blood flow to an injured leg, for example, seems like it would be a good idea. A new study from Georgia Regents University, however, suggests that restoring the flow could cause...

2013-11-26 14:11:29

Dl-3n-butylphthalide can effectively treat cerebral ischemia; however, the mechanisms underlying the effects of dl-3n-butylphthalide on microcirculation disorders following diffuse brain injury remain unclear. According to a study by Prof. Jianmin Li and team from Hebei United University of China, models of diffuse brain injury were established in Sprague-Dawley rats with the vertical impact method, and dl-3n-butylphthalide at 80 and 160 mg/kg was given via intraperitoneal injection...

2013-11-25 14:57:05

New research has shown human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia through the growth of new vessels. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a disease that severely obstructs arteries and reduces the blood flow to legs and feet. CLI remains an unmet clinical problem and with an ageing population and the rise in type II diabetes, the incidence of CLI is expected to increase. The study, led by academics in the University of Bristol's School of Clinical Sciences, is...

2013-10-30 15:57:46

Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage. In addition, decreased insulin sensitivity after ischemic stress seems to be involved in the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance. However, the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the development of glucose intolerance following ischemic stress still remains unclear. Xiaoliang Shu and colleagues from the Affiliated Dongfang Hospital of Tongji...

2013-09-04 08:24:58

Ischemic stroke is characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain, which can lead to brain damage and even death. Excess amounts of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate are released during stroke events and further exacerbate brain cell death. Currently, there are no effective strategies for combating the effects ischemic stroke. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation , José Sánchez-Prieto and colleagues at the Universidad Complutense demonstrate...

2013-05-17 23:14:07

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn the symptoms and act quickly at first signs of stroke. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Seeking prompt emergency care at the first sign of stroke is more important than ever because new interventions can open clots and restore blood flow to the brain, often reducing or preventing permanent damage. A new generation of mechanical blood clot retrieval devices, some available in just the past year, is making emergency interventions more effective,...

2013-04-15 16:07:07

Interventional radiology treatment reopens totally blocked arteries to the intestines, prevents severe weight loss, pain, death Stenting reopens completely blocked bowel arteries, preventing damage and even death from a condition that causes individuals severe pain and leads to excessive weight loss, notes research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, La. "Stenting blocked mesenteric arteries saves lives," said...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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