Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:


radiology_fig2.jpg - strokeStroke Imaging Breaks the Speed Barrier:

Endovascular treatment has emerged as the best thing since intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA) for acute ischemic stroke after five recent studies showed positive outcomes. Stent retrievers starred in the trials, with imaging playing a critical supporting role. But in clinical practice, which neuroimaging method best identifies likely beneficiaries is up for debate. Read more


brain scanExtracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients:

Extracting a stroke-causing blood clot is better than just using a clot-busting drug for preserving brain function, a new analysis concludes. Read more


Strokes can occur at all ages, experts warn:

A year ago, a stroke was the last thing on Rana Meyer’s mind. The 38-year-old writer knew she had a few health issues but didn’t take her doctor’s warnings seriously, believing she was too young to be concerned. Read more


Image of neurons in a dish treated with GDF10Scientists identify main component of brain repair after stroke:

Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys and humans, scientists have found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 (GDF10) is a key player in repair mechanisms following stroke. The findings suggest that GDF10 may be a potential therapy for recovery after stroke. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more


A diagram of the human body shows a tumor in the brainMagnets Might ‘Unlock’ Paralyzed Arm After Stroke:

People who suffer a stroke face many physical and emotional hurdles on their long road to recovery. But now, there may be a glimmer of hope for those with one common stroke symptom: partial arm paralysis that leaves the affected limb frozen to the person’s side like a broken wing. Read more