Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tag: University of Washington

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm...

https://youtu.be/bPucCF_g-8E Note: This video was created in January 2020 Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks...

Restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury focus of clinical trial

Spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, violence and disease paralyze from the neck down more than 5,000 people every year. In the first few months after injury, some people regain some movement and sensation...

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Programs and services...

Probiotics and Spinal Cord Injury

We often hear that probiotics are good bacteria—but why? What makes certain bacteria “good” or “bad”? And does taking a daily dose of probiotics really help us? Associate Professor William DePaolo, PhD, director of...

Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

In this presentation, Dr.Alicia Fuhrman in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, explains the complex and rapidly expanding field of stem cell medicine. She begins by clarifying what stem cells are and how...
Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/nGU3dAMlXCg Learn how three people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia) have improved their hand function and increased their independence through a combination of techniques, exercises and tools. After watching, please complete a 2-minute video feedback survey at...

Researchers Turn Skin Cells into Motor Neurons Without Using Stem Cells

Cellular Renovation Why build something from the ground up when one can just renovate an already existing structure? Essentially, that’s what researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis had in...

General Medical Concerns for People with Spinal Cord Injury

When a health concern comes up, how do you know what kind of health care provider to see? What can you expect from your primary care team? What testing should you receive as part...

Big Improvements to Brain-Computer Interface

Newly developed “glassy carbon” electrodes transmit more robust signals to restore motion in people with damaged spinal cords. When people suffer spinal cord injuries and lose mobility in their limbs, it’s a neural signal processing...

UW center receives $16M to develop technology that helps paralyzed patients move again

Imagine a future when people who have been paralyzed can move their arms and legs again. Researchers at the University of Washington aren’t just imagining that day. With a new $16 million grant, they’re developing...