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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, a researcher in the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.

After participating in the study, Matt was able to regain speech loss caused by stroke. “One month and ‘boom’,” says Matt. “Absolutely wonderful.”

View the video here: http://globalnews.ca/video/2973578/efforts-at-the-alberta-childrens-hospital-to-treat-damage-to-the-brain-are-showing-great-results

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