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Tübingen researchers aim to alleviate paralysis after stroke with personalized brain stimulation

One in 40 people in Germany is affected by a stroke. Almost 70 percent of patients are left with paralysis in their arms or legs, which can severely impair everyday life. A team led by neurologist Prof. Ulf Ziemann at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University Hospital Tübingen is now combating the paralyses with a new therapy. In a new study, they will treat patients with personalized brain stimulation within the first two weeks after a stroke. The study will start in October at six German university hospitals led by Tübingen and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with 1.6 million euros.

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