Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: experiments

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

https://youtu.be/ibGe2ehnhWA Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)! With years of experience, they answer the questions to the best of our knowledge and wisdom....

People with tetraplegia gain rapid use of brain-computer interface

For a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be truly useful for a person with tetraplegia, it should be ready whenever it's needed, with minimal expert intervention, including the very first time it's used. In a...

New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Bottom Line: A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help...

Lab-Grown Neurons Could Help Heal Spinal Injuries and Restore Movement

https://youtu.be/R4DqhI247eY Researchers grew human spinal cord neurons from stem cells and injected them into healthy mice, where they successfully connected with other neurons. The spinal cord is a rope of nerves relaying messages from the brain...

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and...

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

For a soldier who suffered a spinal cord injury on the battlefield, the promise of regenerative medicine is to fully repair the resulting limb paralysis. But that hope is still years from reality. Not only...

UCLA professor developing potential treatment for spinal cord injuries

A UCLA professor is working to develop a treatment for spinal cord injuries, which are currently incurable. Stephanie Seidlits, assistant professor of bioengineering, will attempt to use biomaterial made out of hyaluronic acid – a...

UCLA researcher tackles paralysis with electrical stimulation devices

A UCLA professor is helping paralyzed individuals regain use of their limbs through electric stimulation of the spinal cord. In 2015, Reggie Edgerton, the director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at UCLA, developed a robotic...

Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk

Swiss researchers travel to China to conduct pioneering experiment. For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne...