Genetics

Study finds Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique

A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada's Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm.

Cardiology

Music helped this young stroke survivor stay strong

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (American Heart Association)—Toni Hickman and her boyfriend were visiting New Orleans in 2007 to celebrate a hip-hop music project she was wrapping up. The singer, poet and songwriter had already ...

Cardiology

Can statins help prevent brain aneurysms from rupturing?

People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative—drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing.

Surgery

Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomes

In a first time study published in the August edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Saint Louis University surgeons and researchers report that the use of conscious sedation - also called "awake brain surgery" - allowed ...

Surgery

Virtual reality system helps surgeons, reassures patients

Having undergone two aneurysm surgeries, Sandi Rodoni thought she understood everything about the procedure. But when it came time for her third surgery, the Watsonville, California, resident was treated to a virtual reality ...

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