Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: Treatments

New lab to help find spinal cord damage remedies

A spinal cord injury can cause lifelong paralysis — no regular treatment is available, although a researcher at the University of Wyoming is working...

The Year in Review: SCI Research Breakthroughs in 2015

As we cross the threshold into 2016, we are one step closer to our goal of finding a cure for paralysis. Moving full speed ahead...

Boys to Men: Damien’s Journey

“I jumped off the back of a boat, my chin hit the water in a weird way, and I dislocated my spine, the C4 and C5. The instant I hit the water my body just stopped working. I was looking face down at the bottom of the lake and I just couldn’t move.“

Drug offers hope for spinal patients

Treatment proven in lab to assist recovery and could be part of cure alongside other research, say experts. Kiwi and Australian researchers have developed a protein-based drug that offers a potential breakthrough treatment for those with severe brain and spinal cord injuries.

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Like railroad switchmen, the focus is on rerouting passageways; however, instead of trains on a track, the surgeons redirect peripheral nerves in a quadriplegic’s arms and hands by connecting healthy nerves to the injured nerves. Essentially, the new nerve network reintroduces conversation between the brain and the muscles that allows patients, once again, to accomplish tasks that foster independence, such as feeding themselves or writing with a pen.

Researchers discovers ways to regenerate corticospinal tract axons

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found a way to stimulate the growth of axons, which may spell...

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of...

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells Millions of paralysis sufferers are today offered the...

Common acne drug to be used in international multi-centre spinal cord trial for the...

Minocyline shows promise for limiting the severity of spinal cord injuries at a fraction of time and cost of other new drug treatments, says...

Spinal Injuries Treated With Hypoxia: What Is This Promising (And Surprising) New Treatment?

Inhaling less oxygen, known as hypoxia, boosts the walking abilities of patients with spinal injuries, according to a counterintuitive treatment described today in the...

Missoula conference touts evolving perceptions, treatments for spinal cord injuries

A conference last week that brought together doctors, patients and support groups and services is the first step in a movement toward more comprehensive...