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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.
UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms does not increase mortality risk, according to a long-term study

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms does not increase mortality risk, according to a long-term study

NIH awards $15 million to develop 3D microphysiological system platforms that model human disease

NIH awards $15 million to develop 3D microphysiological system platforms that model human disease

Long periods of sitting may increase early death risk

Long periods of sitting may increase early death risk

UAlberta chemistry professor develops revolutionary neuroscience tools

UAlberta chemistry professor develops revolutionary neuroscience tools

Desk job? Get up and move every half an hour !

Desk job? Get up and move every half an hour !

E-cigarettes associated with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial stiffness, study reveals

E-cigarettes associated with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial stiffness, study reveals

Possible causes of juvenile stroke often not identified

Possible causes of juvenile stroke often not identified

Family history may be important predictor of heart disease in South Asians

Family history may be important predictor of heart disease in South Asians

Neuroscientists discover new signaling pathway that could be good drug target to fight chronic pain

Neuroscientists discover new signaling pathway that could be good drug target to fight chronic pain

TUM scientists pave way for better diagnosis of motor deficits following stroke

TUM scientists pave way for better diagnosis of motor deficits following stroke

Exploration of human genetics reveals new targets to combat heart disease

Exploration of human genetics reveals new targets to combat heart disease

Effects of obesity on U.S. population health may be more pervasive than previously understood

Effects of obesity on U.S. population health may be more pervasive than previously understood

Researchers develop simple device to easily test blood viscosity

Researchers develop simple device to easily test blood viscosity

Incidence of cancer in stroke survivors found to be almost twice that of general population

Incidence of cancer in stroke survivors found to be almost twice that of general population

Testing Service Members for Heat Related Illnesses Before Combat

Testing Service Members for Heat Related Illnesses Before Combat

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

Split-brain study using fruit fly provides better understanding of autism

Split-brain study using fruit fly provides better understanding of autism

Biodegradable nanoparticle injected after spinal cord injury limits damage

Biodegradable nanoparticle injected after spinal cord injury limits damage

10 percent of 50-year-old men have a heart of a 60-year-old

10 percent of 50-year-old men have a heart of a 60-year-old