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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
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Too little sleep may raise risk of death in people with cluster of heart disease risk factors
Sleeping less than six hours was associated with higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. This effect was particularly strong in those with elevated blood pressure or poor glucose metabolism.
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New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure

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New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
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| Categories: | Tags: Atherosclerosis, infarction, polymers, biopolymers, thrombosis, ischemia, stroke | Comments: (0) | View Count: (616)
Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes
Another connection between the gut and the brain.
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| Categories: | Tags: Microbiota, microbiota, brain, stroke, intestinal bacteria, causes | Comments: (0) | View Count: (767)
Sleeping well in old age can cut the risk of mental disorder
Being able to sleep well in old age can cut the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists.
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| Categories: | Tags: Sleep, brain, aging markers, sleep rhythm disturbances, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, stroke | Comments: (0) | View Count: (831)
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Protein could prevent brain damage caused by stroke

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Protein could prevent brain damage caused by stroke
A small protein that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury has been discovered by researchers from The University of Queensland and Monash University.
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| Categories: | Tags: protein, brain, stroke, awaiting of clinical trials | Comments: (0) | View Count: (701)
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Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy

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Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy
A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do not.
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| Categories: | Tags: Heart Diseas, Cholesterol, Stroke Prevention, Veterinary Medicine, Food, Soil Types | Comments: (0) | View Count: (684)