Category: ‘Research for a Cure’
Paralyzed man walks naturally, thanks to wireless ‘bridge’ between brain and spine
Posted on May 25th, 2023
Implanted brain electrodes send signals that bypass damaged spinal cord area, using man’s thoughts to stimulate leg movement
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New Neurological Target to Help People Walk Again After a Spinal Cord Injury
Posted on April 21st, 2023
People who have lost control of their legs following a spinal cord injury may walk again someday. A research team affiliated with Université Laval and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center has pinpointed a new neurological target that could improve the recovery of gait.
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New Trial Gives Hope To People With Spinal Cord Injuries In Australia
Posted on April 13th, 2023
Doctors say they’re on the cusp of offering the chance to return function to people living with spinal cord injuries, and the treatment will soon be available in Australia.
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Stimulating Axon Regrowth After Spinal Cord Injury
Posted on January 6th, 2023
A new study by Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), Weill Cornell Medicine, finds that activation of MAP2K signaling by genetic engineering or non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) promotes corticospinal tract (CST) axon sprouting and functional regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) in mice.
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Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate the Body
Posted on December 2nd, 2022
Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to reanimate the body to help people who have experienced a severe spinal cord injury gain more mobility.