Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’


Research Brings Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Posted on May 21st, 2022

Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.

Their research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, demonstrates that AZD1236, a drug developed by AstraZeneca, can significantly reduce ‘secondary damage’ caused by the body’s response to spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Elon Musk Targets 2022 for Neuralink Implants That Could Cure Paralysis in Humans

Posted on December 7th, 2021

‘Don’t want to raise hopes unreasonably, but I’m increasingly convinced that this could be done’

Elon Musk has said he does not want to “raise hopes unreasonably” but is “increasingly confident” his brain-machine interface startup Neuralink will have its first implant devices in humans by 2022.

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Neuroplast Announces Successful Clinical Phase I Trial with Neuro-Cells Stem Cell Treatment for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on November 11th, 2021

Dutch biotech company, Neuroplast, and the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo in Spain have announced positive clinical Phase I results after analysis of ten patients suffering from traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), with data demonstrating that its investigational stem cell treatment, Neuro-Cells, appears to be safe and well tolerated, without product-related adverse events.

The treatment uses the patient’s own stem cells to prevent further loss of function after sustaining TSCI, in an effort to limit loss of mobility and independence of otherwise life-long impairment.

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High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on July 23rd, 2021

High Tech Exoskeleton

Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.

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New Treatment Allows Some People with Spinal Cord Injury to Regain Hand and Arm Function

Posted on January 12th, 2021

Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks such as eating, grooming or drinking water without help.

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