March 27, 2014
Researchers at the University of Virginia are developing new treatments for stroke victims, based on a gene in the body.
Scientists have identified a gene variation in the body that causes some people to produce more of the amino acid, homocysteine. That amino acid increases a person's risk for stroke.
Researchers have developed a test to tell whether people have that gene variation, saying this could better help them understand why strokes happen, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.