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Identification of a neuroprotector linked to a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

In Kennedy’s disease, the muscle cells and motor neurons, which are also linked to muscle function, are damaged as a result of the accumulation of androgen receptor fibers, a process … Continue Reading Identification of a neuroprotector linked to a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.

Mobility after paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is primarily achieved by substituting the lost function with a wheelchair. However, the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive wheelchair reliance can … Continue Reading Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.

Resarchers have successfully transplanted olfactory cells to treat spinal cord injury in human trials.

Researchers from the Wenzhou Medical University state they have successfully repaired spinal cord injuries using the patients’ olfactory mucosa in human trials.  Three years after they treated patients with spinal … Continue Reading Resarchers have successfully transplanted olfactory cells to treat spinal cord injury in human trials.

Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.

In a new study from Saint Louis University, researchers discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine receptor can turn off pain signals in the spinal cord to provide relief from … Continue Reading Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.