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Applying an electric current to the brain can help recovery from stroke, Oxford University researchers have found. Their research is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

A team from Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, led by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr Charlotte Stagg, studied the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to support rehabilitation training. The technique involves placing electrodes on the scalp to pass a constant low current through a particular area of the brain.

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