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A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
Pitt researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to develop improved screening method for dysphagia

Pitt researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to develop improved screening method for dysphagia

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

Researchers report extraordinary resilience of woman who endured multiple strokes

Researchers report extraordinary resilience of woman who endured multiple strokes

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Loss of Golgi function may contribute to pathology of neurodegenerative diseases

Loss of Golgi function may contribute to pathology of neurodegenerative diseases

Horror movie scenes help researchers identify key neural pathway for processing fear

Horror movie scenes help researchers identify key neural pathway for processing fear

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

MGH researchers develop novel approach to analyze brainwave activity during sleep

MGH researchers develop novel approach to analyze brainwave activity during sleep

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Early menstruation linked to higher stroke risk

Early menstruation linked to higher stroke risk

Scientists use brain organoids to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome

Scientists use brain organoids to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome

Weekend hospital admission of older adults with head trauma linked to higher mortality risk

Weekend hospital admission of older adults with head trauma linked to higher mortality risk

New article highlights prevalence of nonmedical prescription drug use among young people

New article highlights prevalence of nonmedical prescription drug use among young people

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Premature delivery raises woman's risk for heart disease later in life

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents