Scientists of Stroke
Prof Julie Bernhardt on what makes a good mentor and supporting women in science

Prof Julie Bernhardt on what makes a good mentor and supporting women in science

January 31, 2019

This week we talk to Professor Julie Bernhardt, who this Australia Day was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in stroke research and for her advocacy for women in science. We pick her brains on how to increase the number of women in science leadership, and on how to get the most out of mentoring - what makes a good mentor? Why is it useful? Tune in for insights and career advice from an incredible woman!

 

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How do your genes influence stroke (with Prof Vincent Thijs)

How do your genes influence stroke (with Prof Vincent Thijs)

January 17, 2019

What do we know about the genetics of stroke, and how can we use this to improve treatments? We talk to Professor Vincent Thijs, neurologist and head of the Stroke theme at the Florey, about his research.

Read more about the PATJ gene and its influence on stroke here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30582445

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Virtual reality for stroke recovery (with David Brodsky)

Virtual reality for stroke recovery (with David Brodsky)

November 19, 2018

Virtual reality has been used for Pokémon Go and imaginary roller coaster rides, but how can it help stroke survivors while they're recovering in hospital?

David Brodsky talks about his summer internship at the Florey and the Stroke theme's research in virtual reality and healthcare architecture.

Michelle Shannon on environment enrichment

Michelle Shannon on environment enrichment

November 11, 2018

How do we design a hospital environment that improves recovery and the patient experience for stroke survivors? In this episode of Scientists of Stroke, PhD student Michelle Shannon talks about her research in healthcare architecture.

Read more about the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health and Nacadia therapy garden in Denmark.

Read about Michelle's behavioural mapping in a neurological ward here.

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Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Lilian Carvalho on upright postures in acute stroke

Lilian Carvalho on upright postures in acute stroke

October 22, 2018

How soon is too soon for someone who has just had a stroke to sit up, stand up, and move around? The answer is not so simple, as PhD student Lilian Carvalho explains in this episode of Scientists of Stroke.

Read the full results of the AVERT Trial here.

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Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

 
 
Dr Carli Roulston on bionic implants for stroke recovery

Dr Carli Roulston on bionic implants for stroke recovery

October 5, 2018

Imagine a bionic implant designed to enhance functional recovery after stroke. Well, that's what the Florey's Dr. Carli Roulston and the Bionics Institute's Associate Professor Chris Williams have pioneered. Although in the early stages of development, this device will improve quality of life for the many people who live with disability following stroke.

Read more about the bionic implant here: http://www.bionicsinstitute.org/news/rescuing-brain-function-after-stroke/

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

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Prof Vincent Thijs on cryptogenic stroke and AF

Prof Vincent Thijs on cryptogenic stroke and AF

July 16, 2018

Up to 40% of ischaemic strokes have no known cause, and thus are classified as 'cryptogenic stroke'. Some of these strokes may be caused by atrial fibrillation (AF), an abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to blood clots from the heart travelling up into the brain. In today's podcast, Prof Vincent Thijs is back, talking about how to detect AF in stroke patients, and what we can do about cryptogenic stroke.

Prof Vincent Thijs on stroke imaging

Prof Vincent Thijs on stroke imaging

July 9, 2018

Thrombolysis, a life-saving treatment used to break down blood clots in stroke, must be given within 4.5 hours of stroke onset. But if a patient wakes up with a stroke, how do we know if we can treat them? Prof Vincent Thijs discusses how MRI could provide a solution for these patients.

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Dr Carli Roulston on animal models of stroke

Dr Carli Roulston on animal models of stroke

July 1, 2018

What have animal models of stroke taught us about the brain’s response to injury? Dr Carli Roulston discusses her research and potential new stroke treatments. 

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