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Stroke Foundation grant success

Margaret Galloway and her team at HMRI received a Stroke Foundation Small Project Grant for their project Determining the minimum dose of exercise required to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke survivors. Stroke survivors have very low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, often less than half that of their peers. This is close to the threshold required [...]

4th Optimising Health Environments forum – last minute registrations welcome

4th Optimising Health Environments Forum Bringing together individuals interested in the study and practice of improving health and other built environments. Monday February 20th 2017, 9am Ian Potter Auditorium Ground floor, Kenneth Myer Building The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052 Last minute registrations welcome: https://form.jotform.co/70427561669868 [...]

Motion capture research at Burke Medical Rehabilitation Institute

By Liam Johnson Hello all from New York City! I have been in New York since mid-December last year working on a research project with Assistant Professor David Putrino at Burke Medical Rehabilitation Institute. But it would be prudent for me to go back a little to describe my time in Vancouver, where I spent [...]

Visiting the ‘Pope of Motor Control’

By Sandhya Gopaul “What the brain can conceive, the body can do”. How many times have we reminded ourselves of this motivating sentence and been able to reach our goals indeed? Yet, this quote has its limitations once the brain is injured. From the moment I started studying my Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, I have [...]

What we measure affects what we do – CRE adopts FAIT

What you measure affects what you do. If you don't measure the right thing, you don't do the right thing -  Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. For decades it has been recognized that many outputs from health and medical research that could make positive contributions, have not translated and, hence, do not [...]

Is Stroke a Neurodegenerative Condition? A Critical Review of Secondary Neurodegeneration and Amyloid-beta Accumulation after Stroke

Ong, L, Walker F R, Nilsson M, AIMS Medical Science, 2017, 4(1): 1-16. Click here to view article

HMRI register connects stroke survivors with trials

Stroke survivors in the Hunter will get easier access to new clinical trials following the launch of a new volunteer register at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register (HSRVR) comprises a centralised database of people keen to participate in cutting- edge stroke research. The stroke-focused Register will complement the long-running HMRI Research [...]

Data Linkage in Stroke Research

By Nadine Andrew From birth until death information about us is collected by different agencies and government departments. Data linkage is the method of bringing together information about people from different sources. This is particularly useful in stroke research because people with stroke have many contacts with different sectors of the health system before, during [...]

Letter from America

By Liam Johnson Late in 2015, I was fortunate to be awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship, which supports aspiring Australian scientists to travel and engage in research at an overseas institution. My fellowship encompasses visits to some world-renowned stroke rehabilitation research laboratories, a presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR), and leading a research [...]

Implementation Science Stream

  By Liz Lynch Research from Australia and overseas has shown that patients receive just over half the recommended care for their health conditions. This gap between what we know from research about effectively treating health conditions versus what is provided to patients might be due to health professionals being unaware of, or having difficulty [...]