Research identifies genetic risk factor for stroke

A team of Geisinger researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65. Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) causes about a quarter of ischemic strokes worldwide and is the most common cause of vascular dementia. SVD can manifest as lesions…

Covid-19 virus can cause blood-brain barrier, says new study

A new study by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine strongly claims that Covid-19 virus can show cognitive effects to the patients such as brain fog and fatigue. The study published in Nature Neuroscience shows that the SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19, can enter the brain. Researchers, through a mouse…

Research helps pave way for newly approved use of drug

Following two decades of research on a group of rare diseases called hypereosinophilic syndrome at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Nucala (mepolizumab) for use in the treatment of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome. Hypereosinophilic syndrome, also known as HES, is a…