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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.
Clinical trial to examine stem cell therapy for treatment, prevention of complications after traumatic injury

Clinical trial to examine stem cell therapy for treatment, prevention of complications after traumatic injury

Normal weight people with fat belly may have more chance of heart problems

Normal weight people with fat belly may have more chance of heart problems

Experimental compound reduces destructive inflammation to improve stroke outcome

Experimental compound reduces destructive inflammation to improve stroke outcome

Tattoo sensor: A needleless glucose monitor for diabetes patients

Tattoo sensor: A needleless glucose monitor for diabetes patients

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

Study shows testosterone deficiency in men is associated with chronic diseases

Study shows testosterone deficiency in men is associated with chronic diseases

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

Researchers use optogenetics to treat chronic pain

Researchers use optogenetics to treat chronic pain

Direct electrical current can be delivered to nerves for blocking pain signals

Direct electrical current can be delivered to nerves for blocking pain signals

Obese patients more likely to develop rapid and irregular heart rate

Obese patients more likely to develop rapid and irregular heart rate

Drug test spurs frank talk between hypertension patients and doctors

Drug test spurs frank talk between hypertension patients and doctors

People with high LDL cholesterol levels likely to get greater benefits from statins

People with high LDL cholesterol levels likely to get greater benefits from statins

One class of diabetes drug not associated with reduced risk of death

One class of diabetes drug not associated with reduced risk of death

Engineered immune cells clear deadly pediatric brain tumor in mice

Engineered immune cells clear deadly pediatric brain tumor in mice

Higher levels of education linked to lower dementia risk in older African Americans

Higher levels of education linked to lower dementia risk in older African Americans

Researchers get one step closer to creating peptide vaccine against atherosclerosis

Researchers get one step closer to creating peptide vaccine against atherosclerosis

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources

The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources