Events for December 2022


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 change as we get older – specifically ageing effects our ability to think flexibly and come up with problem-solving strategies. [...]

Biomarkers of stroke recovery: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Abstract The most difficult clinical questions in stroke rehabilitation are “What is this patient’s potential for recovery?” and “What is the best rehabilitation strategy for this person, given her/his clinical profile?” Without answers to these questions, clinicians struggle to make decisions regarding the content and focus of therapy, and researchers design studies that inadvertently mix [...]

Basic Science – an update

By Rohan Walker The basic science grouping at the Hunter Medical Research Institute has been very busy over the course of the last year. We have now developed and validated a robust and non-invasive biological measure of chronic stress. Here the CRE's support for senior postdoctoral researcher Dr Lin Ong has been incredibly important to developing [...]

Do cognitive, language or physical impairments affect participation in a trial of self-management programs for stroke?

Cadilhac DA, Kilkenny MF, Srikanth V, Lindley RI, Lalor E, Osborne R, Battersby M. Int J Stroke 2016;11:77-84 doi:10.1177/1747493015607522 Click here to view the abstract