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Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

Rats paralyzed due to loss of blood flow to the spine returned to near normal ambulatory function six weeks after receiving grafts of human spinal stem cells (hSSCs), researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine report. The stu...

MIT brace aids stroke recovery

...ve joint brace. The first prototype system enabled paralyzed victims with certain kinds of spinal cord injuries to move their arms. In 2004, Narendran and McBean won the MIT $50K business plan competition and shortly afterward started the Boston-based company Myomo (an acronym for "my own motion") to develop a...

Revealing secret intentions in the brain

... first steps are being made in easing the lives of paralyzed patients with computer-assisted prosthetic devices and so-called brain computer interfaces. These devices focus on reading out the movement the patient intends to - but is unable to - perform. Previous research has shown that patients can move artifi...

Neural networking nanotubes

...rve cells, control severe pain, or allow otherwise paralyzed muscles to be moved might one day be possible thanks to developments in materials science. Writing today in Advanced Materials, Nicholas Kotov of the University of Michigan, USA, and colleagues describe how they have used hollow, submicroscopic stran...

Even Superman couldn't win battle with pressure ulcers

...bout his struggle with pressure ulcers after being paralyzed in a horseback riding accident. He died at the age of 52 from complications reportedly associated with an infected pressure ulcer. It is not just spinal cord injury patients who are vulnerable to pressure ulcers. Sixty percent of pressure ulcers de...

Refined stem cell therapy helps paralyzed rats recover

...n inhibitors and a motor axon tropic factor helped paralyzed rats restore functional motor units and gain some ... different strategies to restore motor function in paralyzed rats. They used agents to inhibit myelin-mediated axon repulsion and others to provide attractive cu...

Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells, new cues to awaken latent motor nerve repair

...tretching from spinal cord to target muscles -- in paralyzed adult animals. The research, in which mouse embry...rength to bear weight and step with the previously paralyzed hind leg. Kerr likens the approach to electrical repair. "Paralysis is like turning on a light swi...

Perfect timing: Cardiologists meet in Chicago during May's National Stroke Awareness Month

...ft with minor weakness in an arm or leg, or may be paralyzed on one side of the body, or unable to speak. Some 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Two out of three are left with some type of permanent disability. But there's good news, too: By some estimates, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented,...

UI research aims to help patients with spinal cord injury

...30 percent in BMD in just three years -- makes the paralyzed limbs particularly vulnerable to fracture. "The question is will an 18 year old injured today be a good candidate for that cure or repair if their bone is so brittle that it can't bear weight or their muscles are virtually useless?" Shields asks. I...

Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics

...D. People with SCI have severe osteoporosis of the paralyzed limbs. Vitamin D has been shown to increase BMD and reduce fractures in osteoporosis. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to determine the effect of Hectorol on the bone mass of people with chronic SCI. Forty volunteers with chroni...

Potential treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage under study

...ked-in syndrome where they are fully conscious but paralyzed from the eyes down; or death as the blood spreads into brain tissue. Without treatment, bleeding and destruction may continue for several hours. Treatment efforts to date, including medical therapies such as other clotting agents and surgery, general...

I think, therefore I fall

... many patients have never fallen but are literally paralyzed by the fear that they might fall. Patients shuffle or slide their feet along the floor and hold onto something constantly for support. Soon the abnormal gait itself becomes a problem, even to the point that a person doesn't walk for months or years. ...

Johns Hopkins researchers discover key protein linked to transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis

...e benefit is, therefore, not only to those who are paralyzed by TM, but to those who have disabilities due to a variety of autoimmune disorders. We are actively using these findings to aid in developing future diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic advancements," said Kerr, director of the Johns Hopkins Transv...

Study reveals potential for new treatment of paralysis and brain disease

...ies in which KDI, when injected into the spines of paralyzed rats, produced dramatic results. The rats were able to bear weight and walk again after only 3 months. Further laboratory experiments showed that KDI also had the ability to promote regrowth of nerves in damaged areas and to prevent brain cell death....

OHSU study says national injury prevention program working

...east of Estacada, Ore. By night's end, he would be paralyzed from the chest down as his body and bike lay twisted and broken at the edge of the highway. After a month in a coma and years of rehabilitation, Burns' life shifted gears again, when he became a volunteer for ThinkFirst, a national brain and spinal c...

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