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Stem cells culled from bone marrow may prove beneficial in stroke recovery

Stem cells culled from bone marrow may prove beneficial in stroke recovery, scientists at UC Irvine's Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have learned. [More]
Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have been treated with a parenteral anticoagulant for five to 10 days, and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE in patients who have been previously treated. DVT and PE are collectively referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE). [More]
UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a state-of-the-art telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern's nationally recognized stroke care during the crucial time period when treatment is needed for a patient of an ischemic stroke, or clot in one of the brain's blood vessels. [More]
Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Blood-brain barrier following stoke prevents harmful substances entering brain

Blood-brain barrier following stoke prevents harmful substances entering brain

Following ischemic stroke, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents harmful substances such as inflammatory molecules from entering the brain, can be impaired in cerebral areas distant from initial ischemic insult. [More]
Neuralstem announces results from Phase I trial using NSI-566 spinal cord stem cells in treatment of ALS

Neuralstem announces results from Phase I trial using NSI-566 spinal cord stem cells in treatment of ALS

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the final results from the Phase I safety trial using NSI-566 spinal cord stem cells in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) were published in the peer-reviewed journal, "Annals of Neurology". [More]
Study: Blocking body's immune response greatly reduces disability after stroke

Study: Blocking body's immune response greatly reduces disability after stroke

A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body's immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke. [More]
Aradigm reports record revenue of $4.6M in fourth quarter 2013

Aradigm reports record revenue of $4.6M in fourth quarter 2013

Aradigm Corporation (the "Company") today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans reduces brain damage after acute stroke

A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
POZEN reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

POZEN reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

POZEN Inc., a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Genervon's GM604 bio-drug receives FDA orphan drug designation for ALS treatment

Genervon's GM604 bio-drug receives FDA orphan drug designation for ALS treatment

Genervon Biopharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an "orphan drug" designation to Genervon's GM604 (a.k.a. GM6) bio-drug for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The FDA also granted GM604 a "fast-track" designation for ALS in 2013. [More]
1/3 of people who survive stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently

1/3 of people who survive stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. [More]
Medications to lower blood pressure after stroke does not reduce likelihood of death

Medications to lower blood pressure after stroke does not reduce likelihood of death

A major study has found that giving stroke patients medications to lower their blood pressure during the first 48 hours after a stroke does not reduce the likelihood of death or major disability. [More]
Vitamin C may reduce risk of most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, says study

Vitamin C may reduce risk of most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, says study

Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. [More]
Intravenous magnesium fails to improve stroke-related disability

Intravenous magnesium fails to improve stroke-related disability

Giving intravenous magnesium to stroke patients soon after the start of symptoms, in an attempt to protect brain cells deprived of oxygen, failed to improve stroke-related disability 3 months later, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014 [More]
Clot-busting tPA therapy for ischemic stroke patients can avoid lengthy, restrictive monitoring in ICU

Clot-busting tPA therapy for ischemic stroke patients can avoid lengthy, restrictive monitoring in ICU

A Johns Hopkins study of patients with ischemic stroke suggests that many of those who receive prompt hospital treatment with "clot-busting" tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy can avoid lengthy, restrictive monitoring in an intensive care unit (ICU). [More]

Cocaine increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use

Cocaine greatly increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. [More]
International study examines link between infections and ischemic stroke in children

International study examines link between infections and ischemic stroke in children

Common infections are associated with a significantly higher chance of stroke in children, but routine vaccinations may help decrease risk, according to preliminary research (abstract 39) presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. [More]
Stroke hospitalization and death rates associated with weather changes

Stroke hospitalization and death rates associated with weather changes

Stroke hospitalization and death rates may rise and fall with changes in environmental temperature and dew point, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. [More]

Women who survive stroke have worse quality of life than men

The good news: More people survive stroke now than 10 years ago due to improved treatment and prevention. [More]