Occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.
Find out about the warning signs, risks, and recovery efforts of stroke.
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 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 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.
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.
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?
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.
Why does one person recover from a stroke but another doesn''t? A new study looks at the cellular mechanisms of recovery.
The brain can regain language abilities even years after a stroke—and training the toughest language tasks, not the easiest, first may be the best recovery strategy.
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