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The influence of the coagulation factor fibrinogen on the damaged brain has been detailed by scientists at the University of Freiburg in a news paper. Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs), from the so-called subventricular zone (SVZ), can help to repair a brain damaged by central nervous system disorders. It is known that the microenvironment… Read more

A novel touch-screen therapy tool could speed the recovery of patients after a stroke and change the way rehabilitation is delivered in hospitals and homes. Designed for people with acquired brain injuries, EDNA is a digital rehabilitation software that delivers therapy through a series of fun and challenging therapeutic games via a touchscreen device. Findings… Read more

The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke. And earlier this year, the Daily Mail reported the story of Natalie Kunicki, a 23-year-old paramedic who stretched her neck and suffered a similar fate… Read more

A recently published paper calls for longitudinal clinical studies to show the stroke rehabilitation benefits of individual therapies as well as the use of multiple complementary therapies used in combination over long time periods. Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients according to the paper. Neurotechnology-based therapies, including… Read more

A new study helps explain the cascade of problems that lead to neurodegeneration after stroke or traumatic brain injury, as well as in diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It also suggests a potential strategy for therapy. “What this paper shows is if you lose these vascular cells, you start losing neurons. The link with neurodegeneration… Read more