Spinal Cord Injury News

A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.


Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking Improves Mobility in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Multi-center U.S. trial shows exoskeleton training is safe, feasible, and effective across wide spectrum of individuals with mobility deficits caused by traumatic spinal cord injury.

Exoskeleton
For this study, two types of exoskeletons were used by participants with spinal cord injury – Ekso GT, shown here, and Rewalk.

East Hanover, NJ. November 12, 2020. Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury, according to the results of a federally funded multi-site randomized clinical trial. The article, “Mobility skills with exoskeletal-assisted walking in persons with SCI: Results from a three-center randomized clinical trial” (doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.00093), was published August 4, 2020 in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Read more of Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking Improves Mobility in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury »

Posted in Assistive Technology on November 15th, 2020.

Scientists Successfully Regrow Optic Nerve Cells

Scientists have successfully regenerated damaged optic nerve cells from mice by stimulating production of a certain protein, providing hope for breakthrough treatments of numerous human eye diseases.

A close-up of a human eye.

Read more of Scientists Successfully Regrow Optic Nerve Cells »

Posted in Research for a Cure on November 6th, 2020.

New Technique Could Help Repair Nerve Damage

A new recipe for patterning cells on a surface holds promise for the repair of damaged nerve tissue.

Read more of New Technique Could Help Repair Nerve Damage »

Posted in Research for a Cure on October 28th, 2020.

Cell Discovery Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries

Research led by investigators at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides new hope for recovery from degenerative neurological diseases — such as ALS and multiple sclerosis — as well from as damage caused by traumatic brain and spine injuries and stroke, said lead author Dr. Benjamin Segal, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State College of Medicine and co-director of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute.

Read more of Cell Discovery Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries »

Posted in Research for a Cure on October 28th, 2020.

Spinal Cord Stem Cells Can Help Repair After Injury

Spinal cord injury often leads to permanent functional impairment. In a new study published in the journal Science researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to stimulate stem cells in the mouse spinal cord to form large amounts of new oligodendrocytes, cells that are essential to the ability of neurons to transmit signals, and thus to help repair the spinal cord after injury.

Read more of Spinal Cord Stem Cells Can Help Repair After Injury »

Posted in Research for a Cure on October 3rd, 2020.
Tagged:

« Older Entries