Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’


Paralysis Implant Shows Promise Outside Lab

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).


Advancements in Spinal Cord Research Give the Severely Injured Hope

Posted on December 19th, 2019


Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Kansas Man Move After Paralysis

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.

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Tapping into Spinal Cord Intelligence Could Help Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

Posted on December 3rd, 2019

‘We’re at the edge of merging the human and the machine,’ says U of A researcher

Vivian Mushahwar
Bioengineer Vivian Mushahwar holds a hair-like wire that would be used to stimulate control centers in the spinal cord for standing and walking in spinal cord-injury patients. (Credit: University of Alberta)

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.

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Stem Cells Improving Motor, Sensory Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on November 28th, 2019

Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network

Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.

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