Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 06, 1999
Stroke Impact On Mexican Americans Higher Than Estimated, Younger Population Especially At Risk
In a presentation today at the 24th American Heart Association International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, researchers say that vital statistics on Mexican Americans -- the fastest growing minority population in the United States -- may underestimate the devastating effect of stroke on this population.

By Counting To 10, Neurologists May Be Able To Count On Better Diagnosis For Stroke Patients
Concerns about excessive bleeding in the brain -- a consequence of using a clot-dissolving drug in some stroke patients -- have led researchers to develop a 10-point system that neurologists may be able to use to take the guesswork out of when to use this drug.

Gene Variant May Hasten Silent Strokes, Debilitating Stroke Or Alzheimer's
For several years, scientists have known that people who have inherited the E-4 variant of the apolipoprotein (apo) gene are at high risk for developing Alzheimers disease.
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