Spinal Cord Injury News

A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.


Study Shows Sense of Touch Can Be Returned to Those with Spinal Cord Injury

A painting of two human hands about to touch.
Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

The lack of sensation that accompanies paralysis is an additional burden that has, until now, been a problem that science has not been able to remedy.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on April 24th, 2020.

Robotic Exoskeletons Offer Grip Strength to Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Tendo grip assisting exoskeleton.

Imagine a day your grip strength deteriorates due to a spinal cord injury, and you lose the ability to hold and release objects. Now imagine a day where a robotic exoskeleton eliminates this ailment.

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Posted in Assistive Technology on April 17th, 2020.

Adult Brain Cells Revert Back to Embryonic State After Injury, Study Finds

When adult brain cells are injured, they revert to an embryonic state, according to new findings published in the April 15, 2020 issue of Nature by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere. The scientists report that in their newly adopted immature state, the cells become capable of re-growing new connections that, under the right conditions, can help to restore lost function.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on April 17th, 2020.

“Remarkable improvements” for Spinal Cord Injury Veterans

Aiming to implant 20 Veterans with electrodes inside the spine

X-ray of the Spine

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating medical condition. It limits the function of movement and control in the body. As a result, having an SCI can lead to reduced aerobic fitness, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. This is due to autonomic dysfunction, muscle wasting, increased regional and total body fat mass, and relative inactivity.

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Posted in Uncategorized on April 10th, 2020.

Gel Smooths Cells’ Ride Through Syringes in Regenerative Therapy

An innovative delivery technology vastly improves the viability of tissue regenerating cells, and enhances strength and coordination in animals with spinal-cord injury.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on April 9th, 2020.
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