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FDA Approves Expanded BOTOX® Label to Include Eight New Muscles to Treat Adults with Upper Limb Spasticity

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

United Spinal Launches ‘Voices United’ Campaign To Highlight The Positive Impact Of People With Disabilities In All Facets Of Society

United Spinal Association recently launched its 'Voices United' campaign to amplify the strengths and talents of its membership community as the organization celebrates its...

‘Zombie cells’ hold clues to spinal cord injury repair

Mammals have a poor ability to recover after a spinal cord injury which can result in paralysis. A main reason for this is the...

More than half of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury needed repairs in past 6 months

Vulnerable populations are most likely to experience negative consequences of wheelchair breakdown, such as missing work or school or being stranded outside the home East...

Keio University to test use of iPS cells to treat spinal cord injuries

The Yomiuri ShimbunKeio University has begun a clinical study to treat patients with spinal cord injuries using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, The Yomiuri...

Brain-Computer Interface Enables Johns Hopkins Study Participant to Touch and Feel Holographic Objects

As part of a larger study exploring neural multiplexing and new modes of perception enabled by brain-computer interface (BCI), Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated...

A New microRNA Target for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 246, Issue 11, June 2021) describes a new target for treating...

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FDA Approves Expanded BOTOX® Label to Include Eight New Muscles to Treat Adults with Upper Limb Spasticity

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label expansion of BOTOX® to include eight new muscles for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults. The new muscles for treatment include additional muscles of the...

United Spinal Launches ‘Voices United’ Campaign To Highlight The Positive Impact Of People With Disabilities In All Facets Of Society

United Spinal Association recently launched its 'Voices United' campaign to amplify the strengths and talents of its membership community as the organization celebrates its 75th Anniversary. "The success of our diverse membership base in overcoming the challenges of living with spinal cord injuries and disorders and ultimately regaining their independence, propels United Spinal's mission. Everyday...

‘Zombie cells’ hold clues to spinal cord injury repair

Mammals have a poor ability to recover after a spinal cord injury which can result in paralysis. A main reason for this is the formation of a complex scar associated with chronic inflammation that produces a cellular microenvironment that blocks tissue repair. Now, a research team led by Leonor Saude, group leader at Instituto...

More than half of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury needed repairs in past 6 months

Vulnerable populations are most likely to experience negative consequences of wheelchair breakdown, such as missing work or school or being stranded outside the home East Hanover, NJ. July 1, 2021. Among wheelchair users with spinal cord injury 42 percent reported adverse consequences related to needing wheelchair repair, according to a team of experts in spinal...

Keio University to test use of iPS cells to treat spinal cord injuries

The Yomiuri ShimbunKeio University has begun a clinical study to treat patients with spinal cord injuries using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. So far, there have been no reported cases in the world involving the use of iPS cells to regenerate a damaged spinal cord. No effective treatment currently exists...

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