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Monthly Archives: Thursday November 19th, 2015

2015 SPiN course a huge success!

The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery delivered its very popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) course this week for about 40 trainees from stroke recovery research centres across Canada. Participants met in Toronto for two action-packed days and talks by leading stroke recovery researchers. They also took part in hands-on lab sessions that exposed them to the newest research. Among presentations were discussions on: the trajectory

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Novel therapy seeks to bring light to post-stroke depression

An innovative technique that uses light to turn on or off cells in the brain holds “tremendous promise” in the treatment of severe anxiety and depression after stroke, says Dr. Paul Albert, a professor at the University of Ottawa and senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Albert is leading HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR) research into optogenetics, an emerging technology that aims to reset the balance

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