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Chronic stress linked to high risk of stroke

Chronic stress linked to high risk of stroke

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Chronic stress, prompted by major life stressors and type A personality traits, is linked to a high risk of stroke, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry . Chronic stress, manifested as physical and/or mental symptoms in response to stressors lasting longer than 6 months has been linked to a heightened risk of heart disease. Continue reading

Smokers more than double their risk of burst aneurysm

Smokers more than double their risk of burst aneurysm

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of a potentially fatal brain bleed as a result of a burst aneurysm, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry . Continue reading

Survival statistics show hard fight when malignant brain tumors appear at multiple sites

Survival statistics show hard fight when malignant brain tumors appear at multiple sites

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2012) — When aggressive, malignant tumors appear in more than one location in the brain, patient survival tends to be significantly shorter than when the disease starts as a single tumor, even though patients in both groups undergo virtually identical treatments, according to research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute. Continue reading

Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain

Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain

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High-definition fiber tractography is major advance in brain imaging

High-definition fiber tractography is major advance in brain imaging

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — A technique called high-definition fiber tractography (HDFT) provides a powerful new tool for tracing the course of nerve fiber connections within the brain — with the potential to improve the accuracy of neurosurgical planning and to advance scientific understanding of the brain’s structural and functional networks, reports a paper in the August issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In the new report, Dr. Continue reading

Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Obesity?

Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Obesity?

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Vaccine targets malignant brain cancer antigens, significantly lengthens survival

Vaccine targets malignant brain cancer antigens, significantly lengthens survival

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) — An experimental immune-based therapy more than doubled median survival of patients diagnosed with the most aggressive malignant brain tumor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers reported in Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy , published online Aug. 3 Continue reading

Vaccine targets malignant brain cancer antigens, significantly lengthens survival

Vaccine targets malignant brain cancer antigens, significantly lengthens survival

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) — An experimental immune-based therapy more than doubled median survival of patients diagnosed with the most aggressive malignant brain tumor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers reported in Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy , published online Aug. 3 Continue reading

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — National guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic hypothermia to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital Continue reading

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — National guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic hypothermia to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital Continue reading