Stroke - alternative control of movement
This research was completed on 30 June 2004
|Project Leader||Professor J C Rothwell MA, PhD.|
|Location||Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, London.|
|Grant awarded||7 March 2002|
|Start date||1 July 2002|
|End date||30 June 2004|
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