New smartphone tool could diagnose stroke

Oct 29, 2020 by

Researchers from Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital have created a tool that can diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patients’ speech ability and facial muscular movements. It’s all done within minutes and reportedly has the same...

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Drug Formula Regrows Brain Cells

Mar 6, 2019 by

In a fascinating new piece of research, a team of scientists were able to convert glial cells into functioning neurons with a simple drug formula. The study may help researchers develop a pill that could help people regain brain...

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The brain may be able to rewire itself after stroke

Mar 10, 2018 by

After a stroke, temporary sensory deprivation may help the brain rewire itself by leaving the affected areas with more plasticity....

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Herbal extract may increase brain function in stroke victims

Jan 4, 2018 by

Scientists in China have found that a daily dose of ginkgo biloba used in combination with aspirin appears to benefit cognitive functioning after a stroke....

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Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage...

Jul 18, 2017 by

A peptide called Hi1a, which is found in the venom of the Australian funnel web spider, appears to block ion channels in the brain that play a role in brain damage caused by stroke. When tested in rats, researchers...

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