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A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been published in the journal SCIENCE. A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to an interruption […]

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The physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented however the impact of a stroke on emotion is less well understood. New research from the University of Aberdeen, published in October, 2014 in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology has identified key areas in which stroke can impair emotion regulation and found […]

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Patients recovering from stroke usually go through a number of stereotyped stages of “motor recovery”. Although initially flaccid and with no active movement, the limb later becomes stiff with tension in the muscles when the joints are moved passively. After this stage, active movement may return but patients may not be able to localize it […]

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People who have suffered a stroke often experience severe fatigue. But doctors find it hard to help these patients as their experiences of fatigue may not necessarily be caused by physiological problems. New research from University of Copenhagen suggests that dreams of returning to everyday life as it was before the stroke may contribute to […]

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