Tag: "paralyzed" at medical news
Researchers Splice Severed Spinal Cords
...work in producing other methods to treat naturally paralyzed
dogs withspinal cord injuries, and some methods have moved to tests in human spinal cordinjuries. Borgens' research is supported in part by the Department of Defense and theNational Science Foundation....
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
...ers in the world." More than 500,000 Americans are paralyzed
from injury to the spinal cord, andthere are about 20,000 new injuries each year. "The time is right for us tofocus our attention on this terrible problem, both because of the human toll itexacts and because science has brought us to the point where ...
Pacemaker for larynx allows patients to breathe easier
...d a new implantabledevice that helps patients with paralyzed
vocal folds breathe on their own. The new device ...lywhen the two nerves that serve the larynx become paralyzed
due to neck surgery. "Both the opening and closing functions are lost on both sides. The patient can...
Use it or lose it applies to nervous system, scientists find
...scular blocking agents while on respirators remain paralyzed
whenthese drugs are discontinued. "These agents silence the neuromuscular junctionjust as bungarotoxin silenced it in our mice," Lichtman says. "So after severaldays, the receptors will be lost. When the synapse starts working again, therewon't be en...
New study finds 18 football players died in 1999 season, eight paralyzed
...Seven high school boys and one college player were paralyzed
last year, Mueller said. For the first time, a girl playing school football was paralyzed, but officials at O.L. Slaton Junior High in Lubbock, Texas, said she has mostly recovered from the injury. The boy who tackled her was 40 pounds heavier than s...
Researchers demonstrate direct, real-time brain control of cursor
... six neurons." This work is a step toward enabling paralyzed
humans to use thoughts to control a cursor that wo...the technology to restore some movement control in paralyzed
patients. That step would entail seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has...
Stroke survivors have brittler bones, more likely to fracture
...es have shown that regional osteoporosis of a limb paralyzed
by stroke occurs rapidly after immobilization. Mo...ost fractures in stroke patients occur on the side paralyzed
by stroke. The fractures are usually caused by accidental falls. One study shows that 73 percent o...
University of Pittsburgh researchers use botox to treat overactive bladder
...injected into specific muscles, the muscle becomes paralyzed
or weakened, but leaves surrounding muscles unaffected, allowing for normal muscle function. Common urologic conditions like neurogenic detrusor hyperreflexia and overactive bladder are caused by involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle, whic...
UF research: For stroke recovery, two therapies better than one
...cantly more motion than those who moved only their paralyzed
arm or received no therapy at all, according to st...r recovery. When administered to the muscles of a paralyzed
arm, mild electrical current called electromyogram- or EMG-triggered neuromuscular stimulation is ...
Direct thought control
...eir brain waves. This suggests that people who are paralyzed
and have not had a chance to practice with their arms could still learn to move objects with thought control. Schwartz's group cited recent case studies indicating that motor control centers are still active in the brain even after years of paralysis...
DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces
.... -- Devices including "neuroprosthetic" limbs for paralyzed
people and "neurorobots" controlled by brain signa...the new center will be on neuroprosthetic arms for paralyzed
people, based on the success of initial experiments with animals. "Last year, we reported experiment...
Lipid abnormalities linked to Lou Gehrigs disease
... neuron degeneration in their spinal cords, became paralyzed
and eventually died. As in humans, analysis of the spinal cords of these animals revealed increased levels of ceramides and cholesterol esters. To determine what might cause these abnormalities in lipid metabolism, the investigators exposed mouse mot...
Clot-busting stroke therapy appears safe for menstruating women
...an had lost part of her language abilities and was paralyzed
on her right side. "We explained the risks of tPA, as well as the possibility that if bleeding did occur the worst-case scenario would be that she may need an emergency hysterectomy," says Wein. "She did have increased menstrual flow and required a...
Mayo Clinic study shows melatonin helps alleviate violent sleep disorder symptoms
... in REM sleep, almost every muscle in your body is paralyzed
and you don't move," explains Dr. Boeve. "Therefore, when you have a dream, there's no excessive activity and no potential for injury. In this disorder, for reasons we don't fully understand yet, that normal paralysis is lost, and people will appear ...
Monkeys consciously control a robot arm using only brain signals
...important step toward technology that could enable paralyzed
people to control "neuroprosthetic" limbs, and eve...linical development of neuroprosthetic devices for paralyzed
people. "There is certainly a great deal of science and engineering to be done to develop this techn...
Rochester chosen to focus on rare neurological diseases
...ve a muscle for hours. Other patients might become paralyzed
for a few minutes several times every day. It's m...are completely normal one minute, and then they're paralyzed
in all four limbs, for hours or even a day or more, the next," Griggs says. "Now we know exactly wha...
Brain signals from the paralyzed or injured captured by computer
...ond to stretch and pressure. When an individual is paralyzed
by injury or disease, neural signals from these se...device has been shown to record neural activity in paralyzed
patients, then the team at Cyberkinetics will explore how the signals can be translated into output ...
UCF clinic diagnoses rare Foreign Accent Syndrome
...fter months of physical therapy, she was no longer paralyzed
and was able to speak with some difficulty. Her speech gradually improved during the next year until she was speaking with the same fluency as she had before the stroke. However, instead of the familiar New York accent she once had, she spoke with a ...
Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury
...luated the effect of electrical stimulation on the paralyzed
triceps of individuals with tetraplegia, measuring the increase in elbow extension strength and controllable workspace. Measurements were taken on 11 individuals with cervical level spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Elbow extension was measured at differe...
Corkscrew device retrieves clots, quickly reverses stroke damage
...oke on the table? We have had patients completely paralyzed
on one side of their body, who were made normal almost instantaneously when the clot was retrieved," he said. Of the 61 patients whose arteries were unblocked with the device, "23 have no disability or have minor disability, such as hand writing pr...