Tag: "spinal" at medical news
NJIT business incubator helps start-up companies move out of the lab and into the marketplace
...nic impairment can result from nerve damage due to spinal
cord injury, congenital defects such as spina bifida, or diseases that include multiple sclerosis. Acute problems can develop after prostate gland surgery or damage to the urethra. Most patients coping with urine retention of this nature have to r...
Getting relief from pain can be shocking
...f through the use of electrical stimulation of the spinal
cord. The journal Neuromodulation, published by Bl...ccessful new way to apply electrical fields to the spinal
cord for pain relief. These studies review a new spinal
cord stimulation system recently approved by...
Cells from fat tissue turned into functional nerve cells
...e a window of opportunity right after a stroke, or spinal
cord or peripheral nerve injury." Until recently, it was believed that organisms were born with the full complement of neuronal cells, and that new neurons could not be formed. According to the researchers, the findings of their studies, as well as t...
NIH awards Baylor, Texas Children's No. 1 spot in pediatric-research funding
...rch in the study of heart disease, stroke, cancer, spinal
cord injury, respiratory distress syndrome, infectious diseases and gene therapy. NIH support has included more than 100 scientists who have won the Nobel Prize for achievements as varied as deciphering the genetic code and unlocking the causes of he...
Psychological factors may be root of back pain, say Stanford researchers
...e discography procedure itself does not injure the spinal
disc enough to cause back pain. Carragee and his t... problems, he noted. Only a quarter of the 300,000 spinal
fusion operations that occur each year are done for obvious reasons, such as tumors, infections or d...
Magnetic treatment may help people with spinal cord injuries
...p people who have suffered partial damage to their spinal
cord by applying a magnetic therapy to their brain...f UK doctors describe how patients with incomplete spinal
cord injuries received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), leading to improvements ...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
...a variety of diseases, from Parkinson's disease to spinal
cord injury. [S66.001] Medical Education Finally, a group from Harvard Medical School analyzed neurological medical malpractice claims in order to derive educational lessons for use in medical schools and residency programs. Of the cases they exami...
Plain radiographs and dedicated CT may become unnecessary in detecting lower spine fractures
...sity of performing plain radiographs and dedicated spinal
CT imaging in trauma patients, according to a new study by researchers from Boston Medical Center and Boston University in Massachusetts. The retrospective study involved 100 emergency room patients with abdominal trauma who underwent both imaging te...
Dental pulp cells may hold key to treatment of Parkinson's disease
... studied dental pulp stem cells as a treatment for spinal
cord injuries and said applying that knowledge to treatment of neurodegenerative disease was the next logical step. He used the same general approach for this Parkinson's study: researchers extract a tooth and draw cells from the center of the tooth,...
Researchers invent way to determine optimal conditions for spinal cord nerve regen in lab animals
...e created a method for measuring the growth of new spinal
cord nerve fibers in rats, an advance that allows ...ts refine and improve nerve repair and regrowth in spinal
cord injuries. While much basic science remains to be completed, this path of discovery could possib...
Spinal disc repair start-up orthonics receives funding from Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
...ill allow Orthonics to continue development of its spinal
disc repair and regeneration technologies, which a..., rubbery materials that separate vertebrae in the spinal
column. When damaged, they can press on nerves and cause pain. Surgeons can remove the damaged dis...
PET scanning promising in diagnosing cancer-related neurological disorders
...sed, patients can develop problems with the brain, spinal
cord or nerves, though the cancer has not spread t...icult to find. Abnormal antibodies in the blood or spinal
fluid are often associated with these disorders, though they cannot help identify the primary tumor....
Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
...nitially fracture-free were likely to experience a spinal
fracture within one year. This risk of fracture w... predicted the progression over time of subsequent spinal
fractures in a population of osteoporotic women who were initially fracture-free. The model was bas...
Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again
...t provides "gait training" by teaching a patient's spinal
cord and brain, with sensory information, to signa... on the treadmill is driving reorganization in the spinal
cord and brain. "Supporting body weight reduces the postural challenge patients face during walking....
Study: New neurons can get out of spinal cord
...- getting new motor neurons to migrate through the spinal
cord. In their experiments, the researchers first ... these "pre-motor neurons" were implanted into the spinal
cords of paralyzed rats, a constant drip of molecules that block the nerve-repelling activity of the...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
... at the base of the brain that is connected to the spinal
cord. Designed by researchers at the House Ear Institute (HEI) in California and collaborators at Cochlear Corp. and the Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, PABI is a followup to an earlier "auditory brainstem implant," introduced in...
UCSD researchers determine fibrin depletion decreases multiple sclerosis symptoms
...an MS-like condition. The normal mice had normal spinal
cords and with no fibrin deposits in the central n...lammation and a degradation of the myelin in their spinal
cord. When transgenic mice were bred without fibrin, they developed a later onset of the MS-like pa...
CNS cancers and other diseases: Using proteomics to identify unique protein 'fingerprints'
...ewis and Dr. Daniel J. Brat. Because the brain and spinal
cord are bathed in CSF, diseases of the central nervous system often are accompanied by cellular, protein, and chemical changes in the CSF. Different CNS diseases would be expected to result in characteristic alterations in the cellular and protein c...
First biomarkers to diagnose Lou Gehrig's disease found in CNS
... attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal
cord. When cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement are lost. Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed although their minds remain alert. To identify the specific ALS biomarkers that could be used as a diagnostic to...
Study finds nerve damage can affect opposite side of body
...se nerve cell bodies are actually located near the spinal
cord, and nerve fibers called axons extend into th...damage had been caused by viral spread through the spinal
cord. In the current study, Oaklander and her co-author Jennifer Brown describe their experiment in...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10