Study published in the online issue of Nature on July 14 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine...
Researchers have begun to work on a new closed loop system which will treat diseases by modulating the activity of peripheral nerves.
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).
Researchers identify neuronal circuits in the spinal cord of mice which control the ability to produce alternating movements of the legs during walking.
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.
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 epidural stimulation could help people with spinal cord injuries to regain motor function.
Proprioception feedback of a robotic arm helped improve the performance of monkeys using brain machine interfaces to control a computer cursor. When the monkeys were fit with exoskeletons that provided arm movements synchronized with the cursor movement, control of the cursor improved by 40%.
Spontaneous limb and body movements of newborn rats serve to synchronize spinal neurons, researchers report.