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A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain's blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing cerebral cavernous malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.
Results from the DAWN stroke trial provide compelling evidence that selected patients suffering a major ischemic stroke recovered significantly better with mechanical retrieval of the blood clot (mechanical thrombectomy) with medical therapy compared with medical therapy alone when initiated past the current guidelines of within 6 hours and up to 24 hours of the stroke.
Women with elevated levels of beta-2 microglobulin, a protein found on the surface of many cells, may be at a higher risk of ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the current online issue of Neurology®.
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