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CPSR-funded coaching program shows promise for stroke survivors

Reposted from the Heart & Stroke Blog : http://blog.heartandstroke.ca/2016/11/coaching-shows-promise-for-stroke-survivors/ Researchers test phone support program to help people reduce risk of repeat strokes Julia Cook has started to eat more vegetables and cut back on salt and sugar. And she credits her coach with helping her adopt this healthier diet. Now 72, Julia is recovering from a stroke she had a year ago. Through a unique research study

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Stroke Program in Neurorecovery brings promising research into focus

Fifty-five stroke recovery research trainees gathered in Vancouver from Oct. 23 to 25 to listen to prominent researchers, visit labs and facilities, hear stroke patients talk about their personal challenges, and network with other young investigators. The three-day workshop was a major success with 97% of attendees surveyed reporting they learned something new, 86% reporting they had strengthened their networks, and 85% reporting they planned to apply

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Meet Dr. Duncan Stewart of the CPSR Board of Directors

There's no question that the CPSR has some wonderful people on its Board of Directors. Among them is Dr. Duncan Stewart, a research pioneer, clinician-scientist, thought-leader, Executive Vice-President of The Ottawa Hospital and CEO and Scientific Director of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Stewart, a stem cell research leader, recently became President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Read a

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Running triggers production of a molecule that repairs the brain in animal models of neurodegenerative disease

A team led by OHRI's Dr. David Picketts discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps to heal the protective coating that surrounds and insulates nerve fibres. Their study, published in Cell Reports, could pave the way for new treatments for multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders that involve

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Calgary research uses non-invasive stimulation to enhance recovery from stroke

Alberta researchers are using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to wake up or stimulate the brain after stroke. Watch and listen to this Global News story about a 15-year-old football star named Matt, who sustained a stroke, and participated in a TMS study at Alberta Children's Hospital. The study was the first of its kind in Canada for children. Using magnetic energy focused in a targeted area of the brain, the study is led by Dr. Adam Kirton,

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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: http://eepurl.com/cagPpT 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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Register NOW for Advances in Stroke Recovery

Sign up NOW for the CPSR's annual Scientific Meeting and Advances in Stroke Recovery DON'T MISS OUT! SIGN UP TODAY! These two meetings will be held the day before the opening of the Canadian Stroke Congress CPSR Scientific Meeting, 8 am - 4 pm at the Palace Royal Hotel  Advances in Stroke Recovery dinner and panel discussion, 6 pm - 9 pm at Palace Royal Hotel Here are the details: CPSR Scientific Meeting, 8 am - 4 pm Wednesday, Sept 14: Who's

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Annual report highlights promise of the CPSR

Our 2016 Annual Report describes the achievements and the promise of the Partnership through the voices of our Board Chair, leadership team, researchers, partners, trainees and stroke survivors. Their words describe the reasons they believe in the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. And, why you should, too! This year, we highlight the national and international expansion of the Partnership, our research progress in new and promising directions,

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