Brain on the Web


by Dan Gordon

July 1, 2007

Our first two items this month focus on stroke. The third is a good resource for brain education in general. These sites were active as of July 3, 2007.

A hospital stroke center and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have teamed up to present the Internet Stroke Center at www.strokecenter.org. This well-organized site includes lots of information on stroke types, symptoms, treatments and clinical trials, as well as a library of brain images.

More helpful resources related to stroke are available on the Web sites of two organizations that focus on the subject: the American Stroke Association, at www.strokeassociation.org, and the National Stroke Association, at www.stroke.org. Each has material on risk factors, prevention, recovery and more.

Brain-related lectures are among those available at the new iTunes U, a growing collection of free and downloadable
courses and lectures from universities. The library is available at www.apple.com/education/itunesu. You can click to pages geared toward administrators, faculty and students. (The iTunes program is available for download at www.apple.com/downloads.)