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Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

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April 30 (UPI) -- By finding changes to tiny blood vessels in the brains of people with traumatic injuries, researchers believe medical personnel could be able to make more precise diagnosis and treatment decisions.Researchers found that changes in the blood vessels may be linked to a range of cognitive symptoms after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The research, which was led by the University of Pennsylvania, was presented Friday at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting and has not yet been published."The relationship between microvascular and structural injury in chronic TBI has been recognized for years, but underappreciated," Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at Pennsylvania, said in...
BAE awarded $68.9M for work on three U.S. Navy vessels

BAE awarded $68.9M for work on three U.S. Navy vessels

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Jan. 31 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has been awarded contracts for maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, the amphibious assault ship USS America and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.The three contracts, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense and BAE Systems, are valued at a combined $ 68.9 million.The contract for the USS Port Royal comes under the terms of an undefinitized contract that is a modification to a previously awarded one. Due to contract options for the USS America and USS Cape St. George, the total cumulative value of the three contracts could surge to a combined $ 76.3 million."These contracts are important to expanding the service lives and capability of these Navy ships," David Thomas, vice president...
German, Norwegian vessels join Truman strike group in Norfolk

German, Norwegian vessels join Truman strike group in Norfolk

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Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Naval vessels from Germany and Norway have arrived at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to participate in coalition training exercises.The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen joined the the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on Friday and the Sachsen-class German frigate Hessen on Sunday, the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense announced today."Any time we can operate with another one of our allies anywhere in the world, we gain from it and they gain from it," U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Truman, said in a press release. "I've always had great success working with coalition partners, and this is just a similar task with a more complex mission set. I'm very confident of our success and look forward to sailing with these two great ...
Do e-cigarettes damage blood vessels?

Do e-cigarettes damage blood vessels?

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MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Nicotine in e-cigarettes may cause stiffened arteries, which can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a small Swedish study suggests.With the dramatic increase in e-cigarette use ("vaping") over the past few years, questions have arisen about their safety. And while many people think the devices are harmless, especially compared with regular cigarettes, little is known about long-term effects of these devices, according to lead researcher Magnus Lundback, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm."Increased arterial stiffness has previously been demonstrated following exposure to conventional cigarettes," said Lundback, who is a research leader and clinical registrar at the Danderyd University Hospital."We think that chronic exposure to e-cigare...