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Stroke therapy to be investigated in new study of 160,000 records

Around 1.2million people in the UK are classed as stroke survivors ...

Trial suggests changes to improve stroke related rehabilitation research

A new University trial suggests that recruitment of stroke patients for specific rehabilitation studies could be increased by improved training of trial ...

RCSI led study explores factors related to return to work after stroke

A new study on stroke survivors, led by the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) School of Physiotherapy in conjunction with Irish Heart Foundation and the National Rehabilitation Hospital, explored the factors facilitating and impeding a return to work following a stroke in an Irish context using a mixed methods approach. ... Full story

How Much Does African-American Race Play a Role in Stroke Risk?

MINNEAPOLIS – Even though young African-Americans are at three times greater risk of a first stroke than their white counterparts, they may not be at a higher risk for a second stroke, according to a study published in the January 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study is one of the first of its kind to look at race and second stroke risk. ... Full story

NHS urged to screen stroke patients for silent heart disease to prevent thousands of deaths

A new study has revealed that more than a third of stroke patients with no known history of heart disease have significant tightening of the arteries around their heart (coronary artery disease) and three percent will go on to suffer a heart attack within a year. ... Full story

Music can help you recover from stroke and memory disorders

Listening to music and singing could significantly help people suffering from neurological diseases such as stroke and dementia. New research has found that musical leisure activities can enhance motor coordination in stroke patients and people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, improve a patient’s recovery from speech and cognitive disorders after stroke and reduce neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms in patients suffering from dementia. ... Full story

New Tool May Help Predict Patients’ Motor Function Recovery After Stroke

Graph Theoretical Analysis Characterizes Functional Neural Networks and Aids Understanding of Stroke and Recovery, Reports Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience ... Full story

VIB researchers discover possible strategy against stroke

​ Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have identified the oxygen sensor PHD1 as a potential target for the treatment of brain infarction (ischemic stroke). Despite (minor) improvements in stroke treatment, stroke remains the fourth leading cause of death and the most common reason of severe disability. The impact of stroke is overwhelming for the patient, family and society –representing one of the largest unmet medical needs. Research led by prof. Peter Carmeliet and dr. Annelies Quaegebeur (VIB/KU Leuven) indicates that inhibition of PHD1 offers protection against stroke, via an unexpected mechanism, raising hope for future stroke treatment. The study was published in the leading medical journal Cell Metabolism. ... Full story

Start-up has potential to save stroke victims lives

Glasgow-based company Aurum Biosciences Ltd is developing an innovative product with the potential to save and improve the lives of thousands of people who have suffered a stroke. ... Full story

Low blood flow in back of brain increases risk of recurrent stroke

Patients who have had a stroke in the back of the brain are at greater risk of having another within two years if blood flow to the region is diminished, according to results of a multicenter study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. These stroke patients are the most likely to benefit from risky intervention to unblock arteries, and they can be identified using a new MRI-based technology developed at UIC. The findings are published in the journal JAMA Neurology. ... Full story

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