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Monthly Archives: Thursday September 15th, 2016

Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary joins national effort to find game-changing therapies for stroke recovery

For immediate release: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6 pm, EDT Calgary joins Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, an elite research network established by the Heart and Stroke Foundation   QUEBEC, Sept. 14 _ The Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine has joined seven of the top stroke recovery research centres in Canada to identify powerful therapies with promise to repair stroke-injured brains, research

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Building capacity for stroke clinical trials in Canada

We are building capacity for stroke clinical trials in Canada. Learn more about the efforts of CaSTOR, an initiative of CPSR and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, by reading our September newsletter: The newsletter includes information about a the first meeting of the newly created Clinical Trial Coordinators network, the CPSR training program, the CSC's Knowledge Break, videos on the stem cells and stroke recovery, and more.

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New model may lead to better treatments for depression after stroke

CPSR researcher Dr. Paul Albert and his team have developed a new animal model to help test treatments for depression after stroke. Between 20 to 80 percent of stroke patients will be diagnosed with depression, which greatly impacts both their quality of life and ability to recover. Only a third of these patients will see complete relief with antidepressants, and it is hard to develop better treatments because the basic cause is still unknown.

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