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%.
A new study reports researchers have successfully directed stem cell derived neurons to regenerate lost tissue following corticospinal injury in rats.
Preliminary results in mice show that Fgf injections near a spinal injury increase both the number of glia cells at the site and the elongated morphology. Their evidence suggests that Fgfs may work to create an environment more supportive of regeneration in mammals as well and could be a valuable therapeutic target.
Researchers have identified an underlying cause of immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries.
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A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth...
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A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in...
Researchers have developed a new, non invasive, imaging tool that can visualize myelin damage in patients with MS.
Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Barcelona have coordinated research into how the IDPN nitrile causes neurological syndromes similar to those of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a severe neuromuscular degenerative disease.