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iBOT Poised for Comeback Toyota and Dean Kamen Enter an Agreement to Facilitate Innovations that Foster Mobility Solutions for the Disabled Community. May 21, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions […]

By studying the brains of stroke survivors, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified the distinct parts of the brain that control spelling. Their research could lead to better therapies for spelling recovery. The research, published in the journal Brain, linked basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of […]

SUNDAY, March 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Toxic buildup of a protein in the brain’s language centers may help drive a rare form of dementia that causes people to lose their ability to use language, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago used high-tech imaging to track the buildup of amyloid protein […]

Caregivers feeling strained by their duties for a spouse were more likely to suffer strokes, a study found. Spousal caregivers who reported being under moderate or severe strain had a 5.1% rate of incident stroke, compared with 2.6% among propensity-matched people who were not caregivers (hazard ratio 1.958, 95% confidence interval 1.002-3.828), Sindhu Lakkur, PhD, […]

Family and other unpaid caregivers perform many activities on a regular basis as they help an older adult. These include making appointments, ordering and keeping track of medicines, assisting with personal care, shopping, doing housework, and providing transportation. Such caregivers play a crucial role in helping manage disabled adults, but are often invisible in the […]

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients have worse outcomes when delays occur in restoring blood flow to the brain, a new study says. Dutch researchers looked at 500 people who suffered a stroke caused by blocked blood flow to the brain — what’s known as an ischemic stroke, the most common form. […]

Giving stroke survivors problem-solving therapy in addition to traditional rehab may help them to manage complex tasks. With problem-solving therapy, stroke patients learn to identify problems and goals, come up with multiple solutions, choose the best options, and evaluate how well their choices work out. Researchers from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam tested the […]

Scientists identify main component of brain repair after stroke NIH-funded research pinpoints protein that sprouts into action, activating stroke repair. Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys and humans, scientists have found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 (GDF10) is a key player in repair mechanisms following stroke. The findings suggest […]

High blood pressure can put you at risk for having another stroke. So can depression. According to a new study, though, the risk skyrockets to more than 80 percent for stroke survivors experiencing both. Take these precautions to ensure you don’t fall into either category. Understanding the Risk The study found that, in the first […]

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds. Aside from humans, no other animal that has been studied, not even monkeys or apes, has proved to use such hemispheric specialization for sound […]