Sunday, June 8, 2014

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MIT Robot May Accelerate Stroke Medication Trials

Citrus Reduces Stroke RiskA new study's authors found that by using a robot's measurements to gauge patient performance, companies might only have to test 240 patients to determine whether a drug works -- a reduction of 70 percent that would translate to a similar reduction in time and cost. A robot developed by Krebs and his colleagues at MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering may help speed the process to finding a drug that will ultimately work in stroke patients... Click Here to Read More

Volunteers Needed for Gala!

Calling all volunteers and community minded people. We need some special people who want to volunteer to help with Special Events, Logistics, Fundraising, Donation Requests, Registration and Refreshments. To sign up and for more information, contact us at 215-772-9040215-772-9040 or

Rebuilding the Brain After Stroke

Stem Cells For StrokeEnhancing the brain's inherent ability to rebuild itself after a stroke with molecular components of stem cells holds enormous promise for treating the leading cause of long-term disability in adults. Although most stroke victims recover some ability to voluntarily use their extremities, half are left with weakness on one side of their body, and a substantial number are permanently disabled... Click to Read More


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FACE - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH - Ask the person to repeat a sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence?

If the person shows any of these symptoms, TIME is critical.

Call 911. Get to a hospital now. Brain cells are dying.

Delaware Valley Stroke Council
The Stroke Authority 

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

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