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Magnetically stimulating the brain may help stroke patients

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Stimulating the brain without invasive needles could be helpful to stroke patients to regain more of their lost speech, according to NBC News. Stimulating the brain without invasive needles could be helpful to stroke patients to regain more of their lost speech, according to NBC News.

Stimulating the brain without invasive needles could be helpful to stroke patients to regain more of their lost speech, according to NBC News.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania studied stroke patients who had reached a plateau in their language development, who also showed signs of frustration they could not communicate more.

They conducted language tests to determine which areas of the brain were struggling, and used Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation -- a process that uses magnetic waves to jump-start certain brain cells -- to reactivate the cells.

They found the patients experienced immediate improvement, and were able to extend their language skills.

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