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Around 30,000 times a year, a blood vessel in an American's brain ruptures. The result is usually death or serious bodily impairment. A University at Buffalo-based research team is testing a blood test that could screen brains for aneurysms.


An aneurysm is essentially a bubble on a blood vessel. If it ruptures, about 40 percent of those people die. A local startup corporation is working on a simple blood test to detect these health threats in the brain.

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Three-dimensional anatomical models are not new to the world of medicine, but they’ve certainly come a long way. This week, a team at Buffalo’s Jacobs Institute debuted the latest 3-D printed models that are helping in the success of complex surgical procedures.