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Study offers new detail on how COVID-19 affects the lungs
May 23, 2024

New research shows that ferroptosis, a form of cell death, occurs in severe COVID-19 patient lungs. Stopping it improves outcomes.
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Ancient viral DNA in the human genome linked to major psychiatric disorders
May 23, 2024

New research has found that thousands of DNA sequences originating from ancient viral infections are expressed in the brain, with some contributing to susceptibility for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
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Exercise spurs neuron growth and rewires the brain, helping mice forget traumatic and addictive memories
May 22, 2024

Researchers have found that increased neuron formation and the subsequent rewiring of neural circuits in the hippocampus through exercise or genetic manipulation helps mice forget traumatic or drug-associated memories. The findings could offer a new approach to treating ment...
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‘I feel like I’m Alice in Wonderland’: Why nightmares and ‘daymares’ could be early warning signs of autoimmune disease
May 22, 2024

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations -- or 'daymares' -- could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
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Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke
May 21, 2024
Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, know...
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Brain ‘assembloids’ mimic human blood-brain barrier
May 21, 2024

Major advance promises to accelerate the understanding and improved treatment of a wide range of brain disorders, including stroke, cerebral vascular disorders, brain cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington disease, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions...
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Researchers develop ‘game-changing’ blood test for stroke detection
May 19, 2024

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but the right early intervention can prevent severe consequences. Scientists developed a new test by combining blood-based biomarkers with a clinical score to identify patients experie...
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Researchers develop 'game-changing' blood test for stroke detection
May 17, 2024
Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but the right early intervention can prevent severe consequences. Scientists developed a new test by combining blood-based biomarkers with a clinical score to identify patients experiencing large vessel occlus...
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Very early blood pressure control confers both benefits and harms in acute stroke
May 17, 2024

Early identification of stroke type could be key to harnessing the benefits of very early in-ambulance blood pressure lowering treatment in patients with suspected acute stroke, according to new research.
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Singing repairs the language network of the brain after a cerebrovascular accident
May 16, 2024
Singing rehabilitates speech production in post-stroke aphasia. Researchers investigated the rehabilitative effect of singing on the brain.