Category: ‘Research for a Cure’


Electrical Stimulation Could Help Bowel Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on June 24th, 2022

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States. Spinal cord injuries often lead to serious constipation or incontinence, which can lead to decreased quality of life and may even be life-threatening. After a spinal cord injury, 41% of patients rated bowel dysfunction as a severe life-limiting problem.

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Orthocell Delivers Outstanding Results in Remplir™ Nerve Regeneration Trial

Posted on June 7th, 2022

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Researchers Develop New Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on April 15th, 2022

A new study by University of Manitoba researchers has developed a stem cell-based therapy that may eventually lead to new regenerative treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.

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Researchers Develop Long-Term In Vivo Imaging Technique to Better Understand and Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on April 13th, 2022

The multimodal molecular microscope system specially developed for the study.

A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed an innovative technology for in vivo imaging of the important biological processes involved in the injury and repair of spinal cords, paving the way for a better understanding of the pathology and potential treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Spinal Implants Let Three People Who Were Paralysed Walk with Support

Posted on February 8th, 2022

A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.

The images made headlines around the world in late 2018. David Mzee, who had been left paralyzed by a partial spinal cord injury suffered in a sports accident, got up from his wheelchair and began to walk with the help of a walker. This was the first proof that Courtine and Bloch’s system – which uses electrical stimulation to reactivate spinal neurons – could work effectively in patients.

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