Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: UCLA

Injectable Porous Scaffolds Promote Better, Quicker Healing After Spinal Cord Injuries

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and alter many important neurological functions. Unfortunately, clinicians have relatively few tools to help patients regain lost functions. In APL Bioengineering, by AIP Publishing,...

UCLA scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis

Mark Pollock, Simone George tell their remarkable life story in new TED talk If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock. Social psychologist Amy...

Neuroscientists restore significant bladder control to 5 men with spinal cord injuries

In UCLA study, magnetic stimulation of lower spine eliminates need for catheter for up to 4 weeks More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury lose the ability to...

Activation of Cervical Spinal Networks Ameliorates Severe Paralysis

A new study suggests that a nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation procedure can help people with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) regain use of their hands and fingers. Developed at the University of California, Los Angeles...

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first...

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...

Male Fertility After a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Management - The Men’s Clinic at UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Fertility A spinal cord injury is a devastating event in a man’s life. Many spinal cord injured men are told that they...

Experimental implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement after spinal cord injury

UCLA scientists test electrical stimulation that bypasses injury; technique boosts patient’s finger control, grip strength up to 300 percent A spinal stimulator being tested by doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is showing promise...

Sea Lamprey A Model For Nerve Regeneration

At last week’s Science Before Supper, a lecture series about science for non-scientists at the Falmouth Public Library, Jennifer Morgan from Marine Biological Laboratory, spoke about the sea lamprey and what it can reveal...