Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.
We are yet to understand the differences between those individuals who do and do not spontaneously recover language comprehension abilities. This research aims to uncover these differences.
Stroke survivors often have problems with moving their arms and hands after stroke. This project will investigate whether a more intensive physical rehabilitation programme can improve arm and hand movement, which could ultimately lead to changes in treatment guidelines for stroke.
Between 1 – 7 June we will be marking Volunteers’ Week and thanking all Stroke Association volunteers for helping to rebuild lives after stroke.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Published today, the AMRC have launched a new booklet outling highlighting how vital health information is to enable researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and improve care.
Stroke survivors and their relatives consistently ask for information about how much recovery can be expected. This study will look at how well a patient can use their arm after stroke, and at their brain images recorded within 72-hours after stroke. The hope is that brain images can improve our prediction of patient arm movement recovery at six months after stroke.
We're excited to annouce our recent partnership with Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke and her charity SameYou. Newly founded SameYou aims to transform recovery care for young adults following hospital treatment for brain injury and stroke.
Published in the journal Stroke, a new study suggests that a drug commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may help reduce harmful inflammation in the brain after stroke. The study was funded by the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association's response to the latest National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (2016) produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
The Stroke Association is a proud member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Launched today, a new report concludes the AMRC Peer Review Audit 2015.