By Christine Davis

Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Baptist Health’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced a new National Institutes of Health research study to assess a potential treatment for brain bleeds and inflammation from ruptured aneurysms.
10828879700?profile=RESIZE_180x180About 30,000 people in the United States suffer brain aneurysm ruptures each year. A brain aneurysm rupture, which is fatal in about 40% of cases in the United States, is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This type of stroke results in a hemorrhage in the area between the brain and the skull, and bleeding may also extend into the brain itself.
Exploring these cases and identifying potential treatments to prevent further brain inflammation and bleeding are key topics of research being led by Khalid A. Hanafy, M.D. at Marcus Neuroscience Institute and professor of neurology at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.
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Delray Medical Center’s new electrophysiology and cardiac suite conducts minimally invasive procedures using the Azurion image-guided therapy system to treat arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. Benefits of these catheter-based procedures include shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision and less visible surgical scarring.

The FAU Division of Research’s “Research in Action” virtual talk series on Zoom, at 1 p.m. on select Thursdays through Dec. 1, will host experts as they discuss their latest research and take part in Q&A sessions. Events include “Can AI Detect Early-stage Brain Disorders?” on Oct. 20 and “Meet the Creative Mind of James Bond” on Oct. 27. For more information and the Zoom link, visit or email

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