Stanford Stroke Center News and Events

Researchers testing vibrating technology to help stroke patients

Researchers at Stanford are testing a unique vibrating glove designed to help stroke patients dealing with spasticity, a severe muscle stiffness affecting roughly a quarter of all stroke survivors. The innovative tech uses vibration patterns to help relax the muscles, showing comparable or even better results than conventional Botox treatment in trials. Stroke survivor Ho Wei Tsang shared his positive experience, likening the sudden softness of muscles while using the glove to "magic". This life-changing technology, however, is not yet commercially available but new clinical trials are anticipated in the near future.

Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Board of Directors Selected

Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MSc, FNCS was appointed to the Neurocritical Care Society’s (NCS) Board of Directors. Congratulations, Dr. Venkat! 

Stanford Medicine researchers find possible cause of depression after stroke

Depression can be a very serious problem after stroke. This study will help us develop new and better treatments for those who aren't completely treated by current anti-depressants.

Stroke Risk Rising in Young People

2 million young adults suffer from strokes ever year. Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD, professor at the Stanford Stroke Center, provides insight about risk factors.

Electrically stimulated stem cells aid stroke recovery in rodents, Stanford researchers find

Opening stroke’s window

How Tri-Valley hospital helps patients survive stroke

Fewer stroke patients are coming to hospitals because of the coronavirus pandemic

Study aims to learn more about silent infarction, cognitive decline linked to silent stroke

Stanford Stroke Center beats national stroke treatment times

Vascular Dementia Treatment: How Lifestyle Changes Are Key to Prevention

Researchers building glove to treat symptoms of stroke

Stanford Young Stroke Program

Time: The huge game changer for treatment of stroke, a podcast

Albers, director of the Stanford Stroke Center, has been working to understand the mechanisms governing strokes for nearly 30 years. Thanks to that dogged work, Albers hit gold in 2018 with the release of data from a large multisite clinical trial, DEFUSE 3.

After 4 Strokes, Rare Disease and Brain Surgery, Woman Helps Others

Like Luke Perry, John Singleton’s crisis shows that strokes happen ‘at any age’

Stanford, Georgia Tech researchers build a glove to treat symptoms of stroke

Immune profile two days after stroke predicts dementia a year later

New Institute Series Highlights Experiences of Faculty Researchers

A new Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute series, #BrainsBehindTheInstitute, highlights the stories and experiences that inspire faculty researchers, including Department of Neurology's Dr. Marion Buckwalter

Recovering from stroke

Researchers like Marion S. Buckwalter, MD, PhD and her colleague Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD are working on how to prevent dementia in stroke survivors, nearly half of whom develop the condition in the first decade after a stroke. Others are working on new ways to deliver drugs right where they're needed in the brain, developing ways to stimulate the brain's recovery with magnetic fields, and building robotic devices tailored to help individual stroke patients walk more easily. With those and other developments on the horizon, the future for stroke survivors could be bright. 

Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date. 

New research will radically change response to strokes

Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said Wednesday, a development that may soon bring major changes to the way hospitals treat one of the leading causes of disability and death. Read more

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy iSchemaView RAPID software plays central role in success

Stanford Health Care Recertified as Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center


Stanford Neurologist changing the face of the stroke stopwatch

Image-interpretation software could open window of treatment for stroke

B Cells May Contribute to Post-Stroke Dementia Risk

The second-hardest thing

Brain scientists speak at Davos economic forum

Study ties immune cells to delayed onset of post-stroke dementia


Public policies for addiction, smarter prosthetics and stroke among the Big Ideas tackled by Stanford neuroscientists

Big Ideas Fuel Stroke Recovery Research