Radiology & Imaging

Medical Physicists: CT Scans Safe

Mayo Clinic professor of radiological physics Cynthia McCollough calls last fall's news from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center the straw that broke the camel's back for the CT scan community, at least when it comes to public perception.

Neuroscience

Potential for stroke victims to dramatically regain mobility

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a discovery with the potential to drastically improve the lives of stroke and head injury victims, University of Otago and UCLA researchers have come up with a drug therapy which could unlock paralysed ...

Neuroscience

Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works

(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to back.

Cardiology

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines

Standard guidelines for stroke treatment currently recommend clot removal only within six hours of stroke onset. But a milestone study with results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that clot removal ...

Neuroscience

Drug helps mouse and monkey brains recover from stroke

A team of researchers from several institutions in Japan has found that a certain drug in conjunction with physical therapy has resulted in improved recovery from a stroke in mice and monkeys. In their paper published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment for stroke-related blood clots shows promise

Devices for removing or destroying blood clots in stroke victims may improve medical outcomes for some patients, but further research is needed to show who might benefit most from the treatment and when it should be applied, ...

Health

Wii set to deliver rehab for stroke victims

Those who have succumbed to the Wii craze are no doubt awed by its dizzying array of games and virtual sports. However, an innovative course offered in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Computer Science and ...

Neuroscience

Next generation gamers: Computer games aid recovery from stroke

Computer games are not just for kids. New research published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, a BioMed Central open access journal, shows that computer games can speed up and improve a patient's recovery ...

Health

Yoga helped older stroke victims improve balance, endurance

An Indiana University study that exposed older veterans with stroke to yoga produced "exciting" results as researchers explore whether this popular mind-body practice can help stroke victims cope with their increased risk ...

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