Category Archives: Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Research

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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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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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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Enhancement of plasticity for functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Authors: S. F. IRVINE, S. GIGOUT, P. M. WARREN, J. C. F. KWOK Lab Abstract: To promote recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI), treatments aim to enhance regeneration of severed axons and the plasticity of surviving circuitry. Enzymatic removal of … Continue reading

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University of Technology Sydney: Reviving Hope

New research into spinal cord injury and neurodegeneration is offering real hope of recovery for people with conditions long thought incurable. For people living with the devastating effects of spinal cord injury or failing brain function, recovery has remained doubtful. … Continue reading

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Edonerpic maleate boosts motor function recovery from spinal cord injury

Authors: M. SATO, S. JITSUKI, H. MASUYAMA, H. MURATA, T. YAMAMOTO, T. TAKAHASHI Lab Abstract: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a miserable neurological condition that often causes permanent sensory, motor, and bladder-bowel dysfunction. Despite the needs of treatments, clinical options … Continue reading

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Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis

Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully. On February 18, 2019, The Asahi Shimbun reported, “Ministry [of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan] OKs 1st iPS [induced … Continue reading

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