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2013-12-02 08:31:48

BEIJING, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ReLife International Medical Center researches hepatocyte growth factors. HGF is a paracrine cellular growth, motility and morphogenic factor secreted by mesenchymal cells. By acting as a multi-functional cytokine, HGF is being applied in treatments for not only hepatic conditions but also many other diseases in nowadays due to its angionenic, anti-fibrotic and antiapoptosis actions. ([1, 2]) Ischemic diseases HFG can stimulate the migration,...

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...

2013-04-12 16:04:34

A major factor in the advance of heart disease is the death of heart tissue, a process that a team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine think could be prevented with new medicines. Now, the researchers are one step closer to achieving that goal, thanks to their discovery of a key molecule in an unexpected place in heart cells — mitochondria, tiny energy factories that house the controls capable of setting off cells'...

2013-03-19 14:20:06

Potential approach to treating atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed biodegradable nanoparticles that are capable of delivering inflammation-resolving drugs to sites of tissue injury. The nanoparticles, which were successfully tested in mice, have...

2013-03-18 12:06:23

New research published in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that modifying signals sent by astrocytes, our star-shaped brain cells, may help to limit the spread of damage after an ischemic brain stroke. The study in mice, by neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, determined that astrocytes play a critical role in the spread of damage following stroke. The National Heart Foundation reports that ischemic strokes account for 87% of strokes in the United States. Ischemic...