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More concept developments reported from the Courtine lab in Nature

For those following SCI research in the electrical stimulation field, this open access article in Nature Communications is worth a read.  Here, the Gregoire Courtine lab describes the concept and project where brain-controlled modulation coupled with constant stimulation during gait … Continue reading

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Neuroprosthetic Technologies to Improve Motor Recovery after SCI: Gregoire Courtine, PhD

Over the past decade, Dr. Courtine’s team developed a pragmatic therapy that restored supraspinal control over refined leg movements after severe spinal cord injury in rodents. The therapy acts over two time windows. Immediately, electrical and chemical neuromodulation of spinal … Continue reading

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Electronic long-term multimodal neural interfaces with Courtine & Lacour

New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The device is described in an article … Continue reading

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Swiss Neuromodulation: Gregorie Courtine & Susan Harkema

Courtine: Harkema: Dr. Reggie Edgerton will be a speaker at the 9th Annual Working 2 Walk Science and Advocacy Symposium in Seattle, Washington on October 18th at 11:15 A.M.  He’ll be in a breakout session from 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M. … Continue reading

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Inspiring New Thinking to Restore Function after Spinal Cord Injury: Gregoire Courtine

Functional restoration after SCI has been interpreted as the need to promote long-distance regeneration. More immediate strategies may exploit spared circuitries, inspiring new thinking for therapeutic designs. Grégoire Courtine was trained in Mathematics and Physics, but received his PhD degree … Continue reading

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From wheelchair to walking after spinal cord injury

Several paraplegics can now walk again – thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant and intensive neurorehabilitation. Speaking at Science Unlimited 2019, Grégoire Courtine illustrated this incredible spinal implant technology, as well as the … Continue reading

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Efforts underway to bring treatments to Australia

In this special 60 Minutes Report, Charles Wooley travels to Switzerland to watch something incredible – a paralyzed man walking. They’re faltering steps, but they signal a giant leap forward for science. And it is all part of a global … Continue reading

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has implanted SCI trial patient walking 1/2 mile.

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News “Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors … Continue reading

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Three prong approach bridges complete SCI in rodents

EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California in Los Angeles, California) have collaborated in making severed nerve fibers  regenerate across a complete SCI to form a bridge in rodents.  Their three part recipe for … Continue reading

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New strategy with small molecules found for potential complementary therapy to treat SCI

Read this Full Story at Science Digest HERE Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t completely severed. Why don’t the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers … Continue reading

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