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Meet some of the brightest minds contributing to research with the Australian Stroke Alliance. Individuals from more than 30 organisations have come together to ensure urgent stroke treatment improves right around Australia. The following champions are improving the health of the nation – and contributing to improved stroke care internationally. Find out what drives them and how they plan to make a difference..

Stroke survivor says time critical care saved her

Amber Stewart was at home when she felt her right leg suddenly stop working.

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Portable Stroke CT Scanners on Focus with Cassie McCullagh

After the late media magnate Kerry Packer had a heart attack playing polo, he contributed funds to ensure all ambulances in NSW had defibrillators – the technology that saved his life,…

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Stroke of genius mobile scans to transform regional care

Australian researchers are planning a conceptual leap that could radically reduce the risk of disability following a stroke.

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Connecting culture and health

The Australian Stroke Alliance is proud to collaborate with Australia’s first Aboriginal cardiologist, Associate Professor Luke Burchill who shares his background in this story. Luke co-chairs our Indigenous Leadership Council….

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Micro-X named as a finalist in the 2020 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards!

Congratulations to #AuStrokeAlliance partner Micro-X, named as a finalist in the 2020 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards! Micro-X is an extraordinary company helping us develop compact, ultra-lightweight imaging devices….

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Will Covid-19 Change Healthcare for Stroke Patients?

COVID-19 has stimulated a re-engineering of the health system, sometimes bringing the Emergency Department to the patient. This approach is already benefiting early treatment of stroke By Tanya Bradford, University…

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Next-generation Mobile Stroke Unit under development

Work is underway to create the next-generation Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU-2) to provide more Australians with rapid access to real-time stroke treatment. The development of designs for the next-generation stroke…

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The tyranny of distance

Bill Vernon suffered a stroke at 1:30am one day in 2013. His partner, Denise, called triple zero immediately. He arrived at the local regional hospital by ambulance within 20 minutes….

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The benefits of telehealth and a helicopter rescue

At the age of 31, Kate suffered a stroke. A radiographer, Kate was picking up her son from day care. On arrival, she collapsed and was unable to use her…

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Researchers look to the skies for stroke response breakthrough

How do you put a 500kg CT machine in an Air Ambulance helicopter or fixed wing plane? That’s the challenge researchers face in a bid to transform access to emergency…

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