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Micro implants could restore standing and walking

December 3, 2019

When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal…
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Toyota Refines Rehabilitation Assist Robot and Launches New Welwalk WW-2000

November 21, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced the launch of its new Welwalk WW-2000, a robot designed to provide…
Acute flaccid myelitis requires galvanized research response

April 8, 2019

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) presents significant challenges not only to patients but also to researchers, and efforts must…
What types of pain can virtual reality relieve?

April 2, 2019

Pain medicine experts have clarified which types of pain can be best treated by time in virtual reality…
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Nerve transfer surgery gives hope to children with rare paralyzing illness

February 15, 2019

At Brandon Noblitt’s first appointment with Washington University surgeon Amy Moore, MD, a year ago, he was barely able…
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Researchers restore breathing and partial forelimb function in rats with chronic spinal cord injuries

December 21, 2018

Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each…
Patients with paralysis use brain signals to operate a tablet

December 11, 2018

New clinical trial results show that people with paralysis who have been equipped with a technologically advanced, baby-aspirin-sized…
Brain-computer interface enables people with paralysis to control tablet devices

November 23, 2018

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for…
The world’s oldest nightmare: Understanding sleep paralysis

October 12, 2018

There are written accounts from ancient cultures of sleepers reporting the feeling that someone was lying on their…
Paralysed Man Partially Regains Ability to Walk using a Mind-Controlled Implant

September 25, 2018

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recently announced that a 26-year-old-man who had become…
Reviving Dormant Nerves

July 24, 2018

Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t…
Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

April 26, 2018

Nonsurgical technique allows them to turn doorknobs, open water bottles for the first time in years. The ability…
Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

April 12, 2018

The research was done in the laboratory of Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, T&C Chen Brain-Machine…
Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

December 15, 2017

Public Domain Paralyzed rats with severed spinal cords are walking again, after Tel Aviv University and Technion–Israel Institute of Technology…
Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders

October 26, 2016

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis.…
Brain-machine interface triggers recovery for paraplegic patients

August 11, 2016

The Walk Again Project, which researches brain-machine interfaces for paraplegic patients, has released its first clinical report During…
A novel therapy can restore movement in paralysed muscles

July 19, 2016

Major spine injuries can cause paralysis. Patients have to go through extensive treatment and therapies, but many argue…
Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

May 9, 2016

Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate…
Brain Implant Enables Quadriplegic Man to Move His Arm Again

April 14, 2016

Ian Burkhart, 24, from Ohio in the US experienced a serious injury while diving almost six years ago.…
Spinal injury and ‘biorobotic control’ of the bladder

February 16, 2016

There are many challenges facing people with spinal cord injury – and walking again is often the least…
New device to get people with paralysis back on their feet

February 9, 2016

Melbourne medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new…
A new-generation exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

February 5, 2016

Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily…
Researchers find protein that improves mobility after spinal cord injuries

January 25, 2016

Spinal cord injuries cause severe functional disabilities in those who sustain them, including paraplegia or tetraplegia, depending on…
3D cell growth opens new path to spinal repair

October 22, 2015

Griffith University researchers have opened a new avenue to advance a therapy to repair the paralysed spinal cord.…
UCI brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk

September 25, 2015

Novel brain-computer interface technology created by University of California, Irvine researchers has allowed a paraplegic man to walk…
Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

July 31, 2015

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy…
Non-surgical approach helps people with paralysis voluntarily move their legs

July 31, 2015

In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their…
Researchers stimulate larynx muscles with light

June 3, 2015

Proof-of-principle study may show the way to a new treatment option Researchers at the University of Bonn have…
Controlling a robotic arm with a patient’s intentions

May 24, 2015

A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in…
Scientists Link Unexplained Childhood Paralysis to Enterovirus D68

March 31, 2015

A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found the genetic signature of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)…
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