July 27, 2010
Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel
Women with irritable bowel
syndrome have increases and decreases in gray matter density in
areas of the brain that play a role in attention, emotion
regulation, pain inhibition and the processing of information from
the gut, new research suggests.
Longer Time Frame for Clot-Busting Drug May Help Beat
Extending the time window to
treat stroke patients with the clot-dissolving drug tPA from 3
hours to up to 4.5 hours after the onset of stroke doesn't result
in any significant delays in treatment and appears to be a safe
option for saving lives, new research suggests.
Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast
Taking advantage of recent
discoveries of more genetic variants that raise the risk for breast
cancer, European scientists have analyzed those variants in
relation to breast cancer and found that the risk is greater with
certain variants and for certain tumor types.