Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 07, 1997
A Drop Of Drink Can Protect Against Stroke, But Even A Bit Of Smoke Increases Risk
A bit of alcohol can protect against stroke, but even a little cigarette smoke carries a hidden stroke risk, researchers reported here today at the American Heart Association's 22nd International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation

Gene Therapy In Brain Protects Neurons From Parkinson's Damage
Scientists have used gene therapy to provide protection to nerve cells in an animal's brain by boosting the production of a key protein messenger that staves off symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Minority Of Population Has Access To Experimental Stroke Treatment
Time and distance may prevent a significant portion of the U.S. population from access to specialists trained to administer a clot-dissolving drug directly into brain arteries to stop a stroke within the presently accepted three-hour treatment window, University of Michigan researchers reported here today at the American Heart Association√Ęs 22nd International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation
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