Findings could lead to exciting new treatments for spinal cord injury and stroke patients, researchers report.
Spinal cord injuries cause stem cells in the bone marrow to rapidly divide. Following the cell division, the stem cells become trapped in the bone marrow.
A novel surgical technique that connects functioning nerves with injured nerves helps restore function to paralyzed muscles. Following surgery, 13 young adults with tetraplegia now have restored hand and elbow function, allowing them to feed themselves, hold a drink and write.
Epidural stimulation has helped improve some of the 'hidden' effects, such as abnormal blood pressure and bladder dysfunction, in a patient with spinal cord injury.
A new study reports a single injection of human neural stem cells produce neuronal regeneration and improved the function and mobility of rats impaired by acute spinal cord injuries.
A new spinal stimulator shows promise in helping those with spinal cord injuries to regain some movement and strength in their hands.
A new study reports researchers have successfully used brain stimulation to provide touch feedback and direct movement. The findings could benefit those with spinal cord injury to regain movement.
Researchers reveal a neuroendocrine system reflex may trigger an increased susceptibility to contracting bacterial infections following injuries to the brain or spinal cord.
Researchers report a paralyzed man has been able to regain functional control of his hand with the help of a brain implant that works with new software.
Researchers report intravenous immunoglobin can reduce inflammation and may improve recovery from spinal cord injuries.
LIN28, a molecule that regulates cell growth could help in the treatment of spinal cord injury and optic nerve damage. When expressed above normal levels, the molecule fuels axon growth in mice with injury, enabling the body to repair damaged nerves.