University of Calgary

Solving the mystery of blood clotting

How and when our blood clots is one of those incredibly complex and important processes in our body that we rarely think about. If your blood doesn't clot and you cut yourself, you could bleed to death, if ...

Mar 19, 2012
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New way to image bleeding in arteries of the brain

New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute shows that by using a CT scan (computerized tomography), doctors can predict which patients are at risk of continued bleeding in the brain after a stroke. ...

Mar 08, 2012
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Doctors find new way to predict recurrent stroke

New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) shows that using a CT (computerised tomography) scan, doctors can predict if patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, ...

Feb 24, 2012
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Infection is an important post-stroke problem

After a stroke the brain tries to protect itself by blocking all inflammation. However, this also makes the patient highly susceptible to infection which can lead to death. Researchers have now discovered the mechanism behind ...

Oct 26, 2011
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Scientists highlight link between stress and appetite

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism by which stress increases food drive in rats. This new discovery, published ...

Aug 12, 2011
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