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Scientific Background How cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2019 is awarded to William Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza. The need for oxygen to sustain life has been understood since the onset of modern biology; but the molecular mechanisms underlying how cells adapt to variations in oxygen supply were unknown until the prize-winning work described here. Animal cells undergo fundamental shifts in gene expression when there are changes in the oxygen levels around them. 
November 8, 2019
Bioxytran’s Tissue Oxygenation Therapy Breaking the Stroke Paradigm
Bioxytran Inc. (BIXT) has a novel drug for stroke patients that can restore the supply of oxygen to the brain. Strokes effects over 900,000 people per year and the indirect costs of stroke due to disability and special services are over $22 billion annually.
June 15, 2019
The Pressure is On: Following New Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Prevent Death Among Stroke Survivors
As of last November, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association has updated their guidelines on what constitutes high blood pressure—high blood pressure is now defined as 130/80 compared to the previous 140/90.
June 2, 2019
Mothers-To-Be: Due Date Soon? Look Out for Infections
New research shows that infections could trigger a ​stroke in pregnant women during childbirth. Although maternal strokes are rare---only about 30of every 100,000 pregnancies---the fatality rate is extremely high. Stroke is one of the major causes of maternal death in the United States and has been a topic of growing concern among doctors and researchers alike.
June 2, 2019
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