Cardiology

MIND diet may slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors

A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented on Jan. 25, at the American Stroke Association's ...

Neuroscience

How the brain hinders individual muscle control

The key to balance is, in part, the ability to overpower your mind. Your brain possesses what some researchers call "common drive." It wants to activate and relax all muscles in synchrony, including the opposing ones. It's ...

Neuroscience

When the mind controls the machines

More than a hundred patients suffering from severe motor impairments have voluntarily participated in the development of non-invasive brain-machine interfaces. The main purpose of these machines is to allow the patients either ...

Medical research

Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings ...

Cardiology

A link between walking speed and dual tasking after stroke

Research has found that training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can help improve the brain function that enables people to walk and perform another task simultaneously, known as dual-task walking. ...

Neuroscience

Does your neighborhood affect your stroke recovery?

Stroke survivors who live in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status—areas with lower household income, education levels and occupational status—may have worse recovery three months after a stroke than people who ...

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