Motor Activity Improves After Stroke With Brain Stimulation
Provided By - Vidible on June 18, 2018
Mobility improves after massive strokes when rats receive electronic brain stimulation. According to UPI, the findings from California researchers offer hope for treatment in humans. UC San Francisco scientists found the stimulation restores brain cell activity associated with efficient movement. Scientists zapped rats with low frequency oscillations in the damaged areas of their brains. Doing so appeared to improve motor function by up to 60%. The only way to aid human stroke victims now is physical therapy. However, it often offers no improvement for those whose stroke damage is too extensive.