Approximately half the adult population in the United States is suffering from back or neck pain whose treatment and care costs result in an estimated 195 billion USD a year. … Continue Reading Spinal discs made of engineered living tissue implanted in large animal model.
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.
Neurons are continuously exposed to signals generated by the extracellular environment and the senses to drive key biological tasks. This ability has been exploited to engineer interfaces with nanostructures to … Continue Reading Nano-prosthetics developed to repair neural circuitry.
The spinal cord is extremely vulnerable to injury, however, unlike other parts of the body this extension of the brain does not have the ability to repair itself when damaged. … Continue Reading First human study targets cortical neurons in the brain to improve motor function.
Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. Wearable robot-assisted training is quickly emerging as a … Continue Reading First-ever biomimetic lower-limb robotic exoskeleton developed.
The CDC estimates that more than 1.3 million Americans visit an emergency department each year because of a TBI-related injury. The late effects of TBI are of great interest, however, … Continue Reading Largest ever study identifies link between TBI and Parkinson’s, but not Alzheimer’s.
In the United States over 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are reported yearly, with the predictive correlation of cellular injury to impact tissue strain lacking, particularly for … Continue Reading First ever imaging of brain cells’ reactions to concussive trauma in real-time.
Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.
Dementia is a common illness with an incidence that is rising as the aged population increases. A multitude of neurodegenerative illnesses have an associated dementia, including corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, … Continue Reading Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.
Cellular therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been suggested to replace cellular loss, restore growth factors homeostasis, repair damaged circuits and improve functional recovery. Stem cell therapy for TBI … Continue Reading Nano-magnetic cell targeting used to treat TBI in animal model.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by an abrupt decline in kidney function, leading to the accumulation of toxic waste products of cellular metabolism and derangement of electrolyte balance. Despite … Continue Reading Researchers identify gene which initiates the repair of acutely injured kidneys.
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.
After a hit to the head or rapid whiplash, whether from a car crash, athletic event or other accident, millions of Americans develop traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. TBIs … Continue Reading Large-scale human study shows blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries.
Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a … Continue Reading Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation.
Chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a formidable hurdle that prevents a large number of injured axons from crossing the lesion, particularly the corticospinal tract (CST). Patients inflicted with SCI … Continue Reading Researchers identify precision medicine to regenerate corticospinal tract axons.
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.