Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Lydia Coutré.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Cleveland Clinic nearly $5 million to develop a first-in-humans clinical trial examining the use of deep brain stimulation as a therapy for patients recovering from stroke.
One-third of stroke patients maintain long-term motor deficits that, despite rehabilitation efforts, are severe enough to be disabling, making stroke the leading cause of long-term disabilities in the United States, according to a news release.
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Originally published October 13, 2016.