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A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup

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Photo: Gordon Cheng with CellulARSkin [12/06/2014] According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship.A paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup - Read more

Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement

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Photo: Patient moving his legs [22/04/2014] Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement - Read more

Spinal Cord Stimulation: “We were able to restore motor function in paraplegic rats”

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[08/07/2013] Spinal cord injuries are dangerous and often end in paraplegia. The severed nerve connections between the brain and musculoskeletal system lead to paralysis and thus restrict many patients. Current treatment options are limited to surgical intervention and subsequent rehabilitation.Spinal Cord Stimulation: “We were able to restore motor function in paraplegic rats” - Read more

Spinal Cord Injury: Irreversible Tissue Loss Within 40 days

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Photo: MRI protocol [05/07/2013] A joint research effort between the University of Zurich, University Hospital Balgrist and colleagues from University College London have found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Irreversible Tissue Loss Within 40 days - Read more

Neurology: Testing Method for Spinal Cord Injuries

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Photo: Laboratory [17/06/2013] A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.Neurology: Testing Method for Spinal Cord Injuries - Read more

 
 

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