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Hopkins doctor to study impact of electrical brain stimulation on stroke recovery

Hopkins doctor to study impact of electrical brain stimulation on stroke recovery

A Johns Hopkins researcher is among a group from around the country that will use an $11 million National Institute of Health grant to study if electrical brain stimulation and other therapies can help stroke victims recover language skills.

Dr. Argye Hillis, a professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be part of a research team headed by the University of South Carolina seeking to improve the lives of stroke victims.

After a stroke, some patients often suffer from a condition called aphasia, which damages the parts of the brain that control language, causing speech problems. They may also have a hard time reading, writing and...

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