Newly identified nerve pathway, which runs down the same side of the body, may bypass a damaged spinal cord. The findings could shed light on some neurological disorders such as referred itch or jogger's migraine.
Study identifies a population of neurons in an area of the midbrain, called the red nucleus, that alter when fine motor skills are learned. The more an action is practiced, the stronger the connections between these neurons become.
A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain.
Axolotl salamander genes that allow the neural tube and nerve fibers to regenerate after spinal cord damage have been identified. These genes are also found in humans, but are activated differently.
Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
Researchers have created a new system which allows two robotic arms to semi-autonomously drill holes into individual vertebrae. The robosurgery technique will improve accuracy and safety for spinal surgeries.
According to researchers, bodily responses to pain are controlled by a neural pathway that involves heightened activity in the spinal cord and two parts of the brain-stem.
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, a treatment commonly administered for bladder dysfunction, appears to improve sexual response in women who suffer female sexual dysfunction.