New way to keep stroke at bay ANI The Times of India Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Washington - Latest research may soon pave the way for more effective prevention of stroke. An experiment on rats has successfully proved that a new non-invasive way can help keep stroke at bay. The method involves injecting a stimulant agent into rat brains. This expanded blood vessels and improved blood flow, researchers reported in the rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Rats treated with the growth-promoting substance granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) had almost twice as much arteriogenesis, the expansion of a brain artery, after one week compared to rats given saline solution. The increase was associated with improved circulation and accumulation of cells that are thought to play a key role in artery development. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of stimulation of arteriogenesis in the brain," say co- lead authors Ivo R Buschmann and Hans-Jvrg Busch. Both are investigators in the Research Group for Experimental and Clinical Arteriogenesis at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. The findings suggest that growth-stimulating substances may be a novel alternative to other stroke prevention strategies, which tend to emphasise surgery and other invasive techniques that improve blood flow to the brain, the researchers say. Read the complete news at: http://www.timesofindia.com News Plus http://www.mantra.com/newsplus Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 4 Ashadh 5104, Wednesday, July 2, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Shukl Pakshe Buddh Vasara Yuktayam Ashlesh Nakshatr Vajr Yog Gar-Vanij Karan Tritiya-Chaturthi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.