Better understanding of potential regeneration after brain/spinal cord injury
Researchers have uncovered new information on the pathways involved in neuronal regeneration, hopefully bringing the medical community one step closer to managing brain and spinal cord injuries.
Paralyzed Patients Able to Walk Following Epidural Stimulation, Intense Rehab
Two separate studies on Monday report successes with epidural electrical stimulation in helping paralyzed patients regain the ability to walk. As reported in the New...
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Spinal cord stimulation helps paralyzed people move hands
In a proof-of-concept study, electrical stimulation of the spinal cord helped 2 people with quadriplegia improve voluntary movement and use of their hands.
New role identified for scars at the site of injured spinal cord
NIH-funded mouse study suggests scar formation may help, not hinder, nerve regrowth.
Paralyzed Men Regain Movement With Spinal Stimulation
An experimental spinal stimulation therapy helped 4 young men who were paralyzed below the chest because of spinal cord injuries to regain control of some movement.
Bionic implant could help paralyzed people 'walk with the power of thought'
With the power of thought, paralyzed patients may soon be able to operate an exoskeleton via an electrode stent that is implanted in their brain with a simple day procedure.