Monday, April 12, 2021

Tag: Medical Research

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Helps detect the earliest signs of ulcer formation Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for...

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...

Spinal Cord Injury: Promising Research to Restore Hand Function at UCLA

Daniel Lu, MD, and Reggie Edgerton, MD, recently received a five-year grant to explore new therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries from the...

Science sees future beyond Paralympics

PARIS - Imagine a future with no sporting events for paralysed people. A future in which there is no need, as all the would-be...

U.S. team conducts study using new cell technique in monkeys

A research team at Harvard University has conducted a preliminary study on monkeys paralyzed by spinal cord injuries using a newly found technique for...

Drug may reduce chronic pain for spinal cord injuries

West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug...

Spinal Injury Cures: Balancing Hope And Expectation

Reports of paralysed animals walking again can give unrealistic hopes to people with spinal injuries. What is more important is that they develop the...

Acorda Acquires Medtronic Drug, Fills Out Mid-Stage Neurology Pipeline

Today Hawthorne, NY-based Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ACOR) announced that it licensed an experimental compound to treat spinal cord injury from medical-device giant Medtronic (NYSE:...

Extensive Natural Recovery Seen After Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected...

Just the beginning: Embryonic stem cells used on first patient

For the first time, surgeons have injected a spinal cord injury patient with human embryonic stem cells in a federally approved experiment, a biomedical...