Saturday, October 1, 2022

Tag: motor recovery

Sadaf Soloukey

Dorsal root ganglion stimulation evokes motor responses in patients with complete spinal cord injury

Bilateral L4 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has been shown to evoke strong and reproducible motor responses in the upper leg in patients with...

Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the...

INSPIRE Laboratory

Our lab mission is to INSPIRE (integrate sensorimotor plasticity and interventions to promote recovery) persons with neurologic injury to regain function. We are an interdisciplinary...

One Small Step

A paraplegic undergoes pioneering surgery. When a spinal cord is damaged, location is destiny: the higher the injury, the more severe the effects. The spine...

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.Spontaneous improvement occurs during the first six months after a spinal cord injury, allowing a hemiplegic patient to recover partial motor control. The neuronal mechanisms underlying this extensive recovery in primates are nearly absent in laboratory rats, researchers said. "Research on rats is essential for developing regenerative therapies, but rodents show fundamental differences from primates in terms of neuronal reorganisation and functional recovery," say researchers.