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Examining the brain mechanisms behind cognitive changes in TIA and minor stroke

By Korinne Nicolas The University of Newcastle’s Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (FNL) has been studying cognitive decline in ageing and the factors that may contribute to and speed up this process. We know cognitive ability does [...]

Fabulous Young Stroke Research Forum

by Jan Chamberlain In November we were pleased to host a forum devoted to young stroke, where we heard the latest research and discussed the experiences of young stroke survivors.  A/Prof Sean Dukelow from the University [...]

December 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

PhD opportunity in stroke and musculoskeletal research

There is a PhD opportunity available through the University of Melbourne for a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist, on the topic of physical activity for improving glycaemic control and reducing bone loss after stroke. A $30,000 [...]

December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Predicting stroke outcomes using brain images

by Dr Tina Kaffenberger Predicting outcomes early after stroke is important for guiding therapeutic decisions. Multiple predictive models have been proposed but none of them can be broadly adopted into clinical practice. Computed tomography (CT) [...]

October 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

HMRI Open Day 2018

by Gillian Mason Stroke Register Research Assistant Stroke Survivor Rachael Peak looking on as Dr Gary Crowfoot flips virtual hamburgers and facilitates a discussion on technologies in stroke rehab The performance of My [...]

Working together to advance stroke rehabilitation and recovery across the continuum of care

Contributing authors: Karen Borschmann, Nat Fini, Dana Wong, Liz Lynch and Lin Ong, on behalf of the organising committee It was standing room only in our Stroke Rehabilitation pre-conference workshop at Stroke 2018 in sunny [...]

October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

by Hannah Johns When I tell people that I work in statistics, the usual response is an eyes-glazed stammering about how complicated it sounds. Even among researchers, a lot of what people like myself do seems [...]

October 1st, 2018|Tags: , , |

Insights from a Grant Writing Workshop

  by Dr Karen Borschmann The 28-29th of June was set aside for a grant development workshop, run by the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation and and Brain Recovery. Dr Karen Borschmann, [...]

Breaking up sitting time after stroke (BUST-Stroke)

by Coralie English We found that when stroke survivors stood up every 30 minutes and performed 3 minutes of light intensity exercises, their blood pressure was lower, compared to when they sat continuously for 8 hours. [...]

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Modafinil in Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke (MIDAS)

by Dr Tom Lillicrap Fatigue is a common, and often debilitating symptom in stroke survivors. For many patients, fatigue improves on its own over the first 2-3 months after their stroke. However, fatigue that persists [...]

September 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |