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Can Popping Your Neck Cause A Stroke?

The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke. And earlier this year, the Daily Mail reported the story of Natalie Kunicki, a 23-year-old paramedic who stretched her neck and suffered a similar fate. […]

Neurotechnology-based Interventions For Upper Limb Motor Rehabilitation

A recently published paper calls for longitudinal clinical studies to show the stroke rehabilitation benefits of individual therapies as well as the use of multiple complementary therapies used in combination over long time periods. Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients according to the paper. Neurotechnology-based therapies, including […]

Pericytes Secrete A Substance In The Brain That Protects Neurons

A new study helps explain the cascade of problems that lead to neurodegeneration after stroke or traumatic brain injury, as well as in diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It also suggests a potential strategy for therapy. “What this paper shows is if you lose these vascular cells, you start losing neurons. The link with neurodegeneration […]

Mechanism Underlying Cerebrospinal Fluid Formation Identified

An ion transporter mechanism contributes to the transport of water from the blood into the brain, a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen reports. If the mechanism could be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant for treating disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain edema in connection with stroke, and […]

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Electrophysiological Indicators Identified

The underlying electrophysiological indicators of subarachnoid hemorrhage have been analyzed by a group of researchers in Germany. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is the second most common type of brain hemorrhage, and can lead to ischemic stroke within a matter of days. This type of hemorrhage occurs in the area between the membranes surrounding the brain. Patients with […]