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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 control of neurons' electrical impulses with light—to the spinal cords...

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 then that I knew I broke my neck. I couldn't...

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 new spinal cord injuries. Among the projects under way are: electrically...

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 hope of restored muscle function to those suffering paralysis from...

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 The Ohio State Univ. Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart,...

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 to the airport for her first international contract, 19-year-old fashion...

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 injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central...

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 a device and protocol to improve locomotor function in people...

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 think a change is overdue. The first days and weeks...

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 spinal cord injuries. A paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like exoskeleton took...