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Levels of biomarker linked to increased stroke risk for women

Women with elevated levels of a protein in their blood may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The new research comes in time for Stroke Awareness Month in May. The study found that an elevated level of beta-2 microglobulin, a protein found on the surface of many cells, was linked to an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women.
15th May 2017

Ultrasound headset to accurately recognise concussions

Mapping blood flow in the brain of athletes using an advanced form of ultrasound may make it easier to more accurately recognise concussions, according to a study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 15th to 21st April, 2016. "There is growing evidence that concussions can change the blood flow in the brain," said study author Robert Hamilton, PhD, co-founder of Neural Analytics in Los Angeles, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
14th April 2016

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