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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Optogenetics enables muscle contraction control

Neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) have shown that they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics—a technique that enables...

How one man’s spinal cord injury is still healing 24 years later

“I remember hitting the bottom, being face down, and my entire body getting a tingling feeling like when your foot falls asleep. It was...

Spinal cord injury sufferers live in hope of a medical miracle that could see...

VICTORIAN medical researchers are embarking on a range of exciting trials to improve the lives of people with quadriplegia and prevent the severity of...

Exercise brings hope to those paralysed by spinal injuries

Exercise therapy research at the University of Newcastle has brought profound improvements to limbs that were paralysed, doctors say. The award-winning laboratory research is bringing...

Device Lets Brain Move Paralyzed Limbs

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between...

Solving the Beauty Equation: Wendy Crawford at TEDxTraverseCity 2014

http://youtu.be/0jBORe2vMxs Wendy is an advocate who utilizes her connection to the fashion industry to develop unique endeavors that raise awareness for women with physical challenges. Driving...

How aging can intensify damage of spinal cord injury

Study in mice suggests immune cells fail to activate key messenger needed for repair COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the complex environment of a spinal cord...

H-Reflex Device: Improve Locomotion by Changing Spinal Cord Pathways

Initial human studies of the H-Reflex Device have shown significant improvements in locomotion in spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients. Presented here is the use of...

Enough Of The Doom And Gloom

It is usually pretty hard to remain upbeat when dealing with a new spinal cord injury or other type of paralyzing disability, but I...

New Methods Show Promise for Rehabilitating Paralyzed Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

An array of techniques – some available now and others on the horizon – aim to restore movement and other functions in patients with...