New treatment approach could minimize brain damage caused by stroke

Related video In a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers successfully used a new approach that significantly minimized brain damage caused by stroke in mouse models. The new approach works by targeting hemichannels—pathways that allow for the flow of chemical ions and small molecules—that are expressed by astrocytes, cells that play […]

Researchers discover ingredient vital for blood vessel formation

Related video Innovation and Collaboration Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes. […]