Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps blood eyes hemoglobin mobile-devices

Device offers new way to detect blood clots

A new medical device could offer a better way to detect blood clots, especially in children, researchers say.

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-clots blood-vessels microfluidic-arrays

High blood pressure during exercise may be a serious warning sign

There's a link between high blood pressure during exercise for middle-aged and older adults and heart disease, hypertension, and even death.

Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-pressure exercise heart-disease

Trial tests cord blood as autism treatment

A clinical trial evaluating the benefits of cord blood for children with autism spectrum disorder shows mixed results depending on intellectual disability.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine autism blood childrens-health communication intellectual-disability

Millions of human cells grow in mouse embryo in 17 days

A new method turns stem cells into millions of mature human cells in a shorter time frame. That could pave the way for a range of medical applications.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine embryos red-blood-cells stem-cells

2-in-1 injection may help diabetics control blood sugar

If proven safe and effective in human trials, a two-in-one injection could make it easier for diabetics to effectively control their blood sugar levels.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-sugar diabetes insulin

Blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease

A new blood test accurately detects a protein that indicates Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. It may change the way we diagnose and treat the disease.

McGill University • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease biomarkers blood-tests

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood covid-19 hiv lgbtq plasma sex

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