Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers at Newcastle University have shown that, in monkeys, it is possible to restore hand and arm movement lost through brain damage.
Can a drug commonly used for gout improve recovery and prevention of further stroke for stroke survivors?
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?
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
Can an anti-inflammatory drug (IL-1Ra) given into the skin reduce damaging inflammation in the brain and body after stroke compared to a dummy-drug?
This study will test arm training to encourage a functionally useful contribution to recovery from the side of the brain unaffected by stroke (the 'non-stroke hemisphere'), and whether this is only possible early after stroke.
Some people can’t have their blood pressure measured in their arm. This project will use data that has been collected through previous research studies to investigate the relationship between blood pressure measured in the arm and leg, and the risk of stroke.
Can stem cells be used to reduce the damage of inflammation after stroke and promote brain repair?
No two strokes are alike - the damage from each stroke leaves its own unique signature on a person's brain and behaviour. The current project will investigate how different types of stroke affect a person's long term recovery or deterioration
Can using a tissue sample from the buttock help us understand the main genetic cause of stroke?