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.
Everyday talking involves being able to understand sentences, something that can be affected by aphasia. This research will design and test a new therapy which aims to help improve understanding of everyday sentences in people with aphasia.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical, and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a new £5m call for capital investment to support between two and five human tissue banks with linked data resources. Awards will be made to teams of academics working in close partnership with medical research charities.
Whether you'll be able to return to work and what you're going to do if you can't may be causing you a lot of worry.
In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
After stroke, you may be concerned whether you’ll be able to return to work and what you’ll do if you can’t.
We are currently looking for 3 group volunteers to support our 2 voluntary groups in Eastbourne. Our groups enjoy outings, guest speakers and peer support. We require volunteers to help run the group, organise outings and support our lead volunteer.
The Stroke Association works with and for stroke survivors. We work with all stakeholders who have an interest in stroke, including the pharmaceutical industry, to achieve a common goal - to conquer stroke. Our guidelines ensure our approach to working with pharmaceutical companies is transparent and cannot compromise our independence.