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A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

December 4, 2019

Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after…
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…
First global open-source database for spinal cord injury research will be a ‘game-changer,’ say experts

August 20, 2019

Experts from the University of Alberta and two universities of California are teaming up to launch the world’s…
An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

July 12, 2019

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal…
Research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

January 23, 2019

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these…
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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…
Growing a brain

December 19, 2018

Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells.…
New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

August 16, 2018

Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device…
Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

August 8, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord…
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…
New Gene Therapy Heals Spinal Cord Injuries in Mice

June 15, 2018

Rats with spinal cord injuries regained the use of their limbs after receiving a new gene therapy which…
Recovery from Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Predicted

March 8, 2018

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes…
Catheters must be single use only – reusing them increases the risk of infections

December 27, 2017

People with spinal injuries have to use catheters to empty their bladders. These devices are typically single use…
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