Category: ‘Research for a Cure’
Posted on January 3rd, 2020
Dr. Jonathan Jagid, chief of functional neurosurgery and researcher at University of Miami Health System, discusses a study in partnership with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis that translates thoughts into movement for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Posted on December 19th, 2019
Posted on December 6th, 2019
Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest.
Posted on December 4th, 2019
In mouse study, nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits
Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests.
Posted on December 3rd, 2019
‘We’re at the edge of merging the human and the machine,’ says U of A researcher
An electrical implant along with advances in mapping the spinal cord at the University of Alberta could soon help those with spinal injuries walk again.