Author Archives: christalpowell

Survey responses needed to help with SCI priorities … Please take a moment

We have questions!! Included here is a survey link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCPT5GM) asking you to rank areas of SCI related research – this will hopefully help us begin the brainstorming process to identify your interests or needs in terms of research and our abilities and resources to begin … Continue reading

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Putting 3D Printing to Work to Heal Spinal Cord Injury

“For people whose spinal cords are injured in traffic accidents, sports mishaps, or other traumatic events, cell-based treatments have emerged as a potential avenue for encouraging healing. Now, taking advantage of advances in 3D printing technology, researchers have created customized … Continue reading

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Interfering with Semaphorin3A in perineuronal nets to enhance plasticity

Authors: D. CARULLI, R. BROERSEN, F. DE WINTER, H.-J. BOELE, B. HOBO, C. CANTO, E. M. MUIR, C. I. DE ZEEUW, J. VERHAAGEN Lab Abstract: Neuronal plasticity is crucial for our brain to learn, adapt to the environment and recover … Continue reading

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Seeking Feedback on Research Priorities from SCI 2020

The spinal cord injury (SCI) research community has experienced great advances in discovery research, technology development, and promising clinical interventions in the past decade. To build upon these advances and maximize the benefit to persons with SCI, the NIH hosted … Continue reading

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Strategies for Regeneration | Arthur Brown |

Dr. Brown will guide a discussion of how the brain is naturally able to recover from damage through the process of neuroplasticity – the ability to rewire circuits, so as to compensate for lost function. Further delving in to his … Continue reading

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CPAR: Joel Burdick from Caltech on Epidural Spinal Stimulation

In this video, Joel Burdick peels back the work and strategies that go into making the best algorithms for spinal cord injury stimulation and recovery.  This is a must see!

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What does “Disruptive” mean? Thoughts on the NIH SCI 2020 meeting

Neural Regeneration Research Article: Read the perspective from a SCI Researcher’s point of view:   On September 12 and 13, 2019, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human … Continue reading

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Combined administration of electro-magnetic stimulation (EMS) at spinal level and at leg muscles to modulate neurophysiological properties at spino-muscular circuitry in healthy and SCI humans

Authors: V. L. ARVANIAN, H. A. PETROSYAN, A. TESFA, M. FAHMY, C. ZOU, S. SISTO Lab Abstract: H-reflex is recognized as an important neurophysiology tool used in evaluation of spino-muscular circuitry. H-reflex is sensitive to conditions and activity. For example, … Continue reading

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Spinal Modulation for Rehabilitation | Reggie Edgerton, PhD

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Spinal Neuromodulation for Motor Control and Beyond | Daniel Lu. MD, PhD

Nature.com  A Proof-of-Concept Study of Transcutaneous Magnetic Spinal Cord Stimulation for Neurogenic Bladder

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