Researchers have successfully made an artificial connection from the brain to the locomotion center in the spinal cord by bypassing with a computer interface.
A new electronic neural bypass device allows a paralyzed man to move his fingers and hand.
Rats that were paralyzed down one side by a stroke almost managed to regain their motor functions fully if they were given the ideal combination of rehabilitative training and substances that boosted the growth of nerve fibers, a new study reports.
Four paraplegic patients are now able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles, thanks to a new treatment which involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
Researchers use optogenetics to restore function to paralyzed muscles.
Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a group of five California based children over a one year period.
Quadriplegics have a heightened risk of central sleep apnea, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a chain reaction which triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches. The finding could someday help improve treatments for nerve injuries which can cause loss of sensation or paralysis.
Researchers describe how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old paralyzed man to control the movement of a character on a computer screen in three dimensions with just his thoughts. It also enabled him to move a robot arm to touch a friend’s hand for the first time in the seven years.
Doctors performed the first-ever FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation in a patient with a new spinal cord injury. The procedure is a Phase 1 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of transplanting the patient’s own Schwann cells.
Georgia Tech researchers have created a wireless, musical glove that may improve sensation and motor skills for people with paralyzing spinal cord injury (SCI).
Millions of people suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40 (~$63).
Neuroprosthetics and robot rehabilitation wake up the 'spinal brain' and restore voluntary movement. Rats with spinal cord injuries and severe...
Scientists have unlocked the secrets of the zebrafish’s ability to heal its spinal cord after injury, in research that could deliver therapy for...
NIH-funded study shows progress in brain-computer interface technology. In an ongoing clinical trial, a paralyzed woman was able to reach for and...