Car accidents or sports injuries, even too much texting can injure the peripheral nerves, leaving people with numbness, tingling or weakness in their limbs. For cases requiring surgery, standard practice … Continue Reading First ever bioelectronic medicine speeds up nerve regeneration in animal studies.
Delayed deterioration of neurological function after ischemia stroke is a well-documented clinical problem. However, minimal studies exist pertaining to spinal cord blood flow and blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) integrity with … Continue Reading Study maps how a stroke damages the blood-spinal cord barrier.
Sensing pain is extremely unpleasant and sometimes hard to bear, and pain can even become chronic. The perception of pain varies a lot depending on the context in which it … Continue Reading Researchers map the neurons and connections involved in the Gate Control Theory of pain.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin have developed a unique model for learning more about the role of human astrocytes. The findings may lay a foundation for the treatment of … Continue Reading Researchers grow human astrocytes in situ for the first time for potential ALS cure.
First detailed blueprint for a spinal circuit for integrating motor and sensory commands from the brain.
Walking across an icy parking lot in winter, and remaining upright, takes intense concentration. But a new discovery suggests that much of the balancing act that the human body performs … Continue Reading First detailed blueprint for a spinal circuit for integrating motor and sensory commands from the brain.
After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal chord promote the establishment of … Continue Reading Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury identified.
When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it’s no surprise that it hurts. But for people with certain chronic pain disorders, including fibromyalgia and phantom … Continue Reading Scientists begin to map spinal chord-to-brain circuitry responsible for chronic pain.
Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, might damage muscle-controlling nerve cells in the brain earlier in the disease process than previously known, according to research … Continue Reading New point of origin identified for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
A research group from the Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) demonstrated for the first time the in vitro growth of a piece of spinal cord in three … Continue Reading Spatially, anatomically correct spinal cord grown in the lab for the first time.