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Scientists actually reversed stroke damage in rodent tests

April 8th, 2020

Doctors successfully repaired stroke-damaged rat brains using human skin cells that had been reprogrammed to act as nerve cells.  The new cells made the correct connections in the brain after being transplanted, restoring movement and sensation.  Further studies are needed to determine how safe and effective the procedure is before deciding to pursue testing in …

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Man cracks his neck, ends up giving himself a stroke

May 3rd, 2019

I’m not going to venture a guess as to what percentage of the population regularly cracks their necks, but I have to imagine it’s pretty high. A quick bend left and right is all it normally takes to produce the satisfying “pop,” and for most of us it seems like little more than a harmless …

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Scientists are using a video game to help stroke victims regain movement

March 19th, 2019

Most people play video games for their entertainment value or simply to kill a bit of time, but games have also proven useful in a variety of medical contexts. Customized interactive digital experiences have helped patients battle symptoms of PTSD and even train doctors to be better at their jobs. Now, researchers from Northwestern Medicine …