Occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.

American Stroke Association

Find out about the warning signs, risks, and recovery efforts of stroke.

The National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association focuses on stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research and support for stroke survivors and their families. Their site includes stroke facts and a risk factors quiz, a guide to lay and professional materials available from the Association, and a regional list of stroke centers and support groups.

The Stroke Center

The Stroke Center provides the latest information about stroke research and care gathered from published accounts, meeting presentations, internet searches, and direct correspondence. This easy-to-use site also provides a list of stroke facilities located throughout the United States and a national stroke trials directory.

Stroke: Hope Through Research

Stroke: Hope Through Research is a comprehensive booklet, available on-line from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It provides scientific, but accessible material on stroke prevention, stroke warning signs and risk factors, and emergency treatment for stroke, as well as on research, treatment, and recovery.

Dana Articles

The Illusion of the Perfect Brain Enhancer

By: Emiliano Santarnecchi, Ph.D., and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.

Listen to Q&A with Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.)
Many questions loom over transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive form of neurostimulation in which constant, low current is delivered directly to areas of the brain using small electrodes.  The authors examine its potential and pitfalls.

Different Types of Music May Aid Stroke Recovery

Building on work showing that listening to music helps speed peoples’ recovery from stroke, researchers find that that peppy song you love triggers different brain areas than unfamiliar music.

Advances in Our Knowledge of Stroke Mechanisms and Therapy

While there are still debates as to whether we have successfully traveled from clot removal in early stroke to effective treatments in the second stroke injury, it is clear that we have gained more knowledge in the past two decades than any in our prior history.

New Stroke Therapy

There have been therapies for seizures, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson’s disease for some time. More recently, multiple sclerosis was added to the list. Now we can mention new therapeutic approaches to stroke. 

Protein May Offer Insights into Regenerating Brain Function After Injury

A single gene in the fruit fly does double duty, spurring neuron connections at larval stage and then again into mature fly. This gene is in humans, as well, but we don’t see a similar effect. Might we learn to reignite this gene’s regrowth properties to help injured people?

Destroying the Brain through Immunity

The brain has long been viewed as somewhat protected from attack by the body’s immune system.  Apart from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, in most of the brain disorders that have been studied, such as epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, the immune system was not believed to play a major role.

Stroke—A Primer

Stroke A Primer A stroke—disrupted circulation that kills brain tissue—can devastate the brain, leaving neurological impairments including paralysis, partial or total loss of language, and