Findings could lead to exciting new treatments for spinal cord injury and stroke patients, researchers report.
Researchers reveal a neuroendocrine system reflex may trigger an increased susceptibility to contracting bacterial infections following injuries to the brain or spinal cord.
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a therapeutic cocktail of molecules that restored fine motor skills in mice with spinal cord injuries. When applied to mice who had experienced stroke symptoms, researchers observed increased axon sprouting in subcortical areas.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm for a walking system that allows those with spinal cord injury to regain mobility. Researchers say their system, Smart Walk Assist, is designed to promote natural walking patterns in patients, so the nervous system can learn how to walk again.
V2a interneurons could potentially repair spinal cord injuries, researchers report.
A new study reports researchers have successfully used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord of a paralyzed patient to allow him to stand, move his legs and make stepping motions.
Researchers have developed a flexible neural fiber implant that can deliver both optical impulses for optogenetic stimulation and electrical stimulation. The new implant could help to restore function in those with spinal cord injury.
Researchers report intravenous immunoglobin can reduce inflammation and may improve recovery from spinal cord injuries.
Researchers have identified immune cells in the membranes around the brain that could be a 'missing link' in the gut-brain axis. The immune cells also appear to have a positive impact on recovery following spinal cord injury.
A new spinal stimulator shows promise in helping those with spinal cord injuries to regain some movement and strength in their hands.