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More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

A non-invasive method to restore bladder function after a spinal cord injury continues to show progress in the Dr. Daniel Lu laboratory at UCLA.  This experiment showed positive results in 5 people eliminating the need for catheters for up to … Continue reading

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Enabling hand function in chronic spinal cord injury patients with non-invasive transcutaneous stimulation and buspirone: A double-blinded, sham controlled pilot study

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the leading causes of long term paralysis. For patients with a chronic SCI treatment options are limited. Physical therapy can help maintain general health but little to no functional improvement is expected after … Continue reading

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A novel method for recording long term EMG activity in the laboratory and at home in individuals with cervical SCI

Society for Neuroscience Chicago Nanosymposium Advances in SCI Research and Plasticity We have previously recorded long term EMG activity using shorts with embedded electromyography (EMG) sensors on healthy subjects (Finni et al. 2007) and office workers (Pesola et al. 2014). … Continue reading

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Epidural spinal cord stimulation improves forelimb reaching and grasping in cervical spinal cord injured rats

Epidural spinal cord stimulation improves forelimb reaching and grasping in cervical spinal cord injured rats Abstract: Electrically enabling motor control (eEmc) via epidural stimulation of spinal cord is a promising therapeutic technique for the recovery of motor function after spinal … Continue reading

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Promising Research to Restore Hand Function at UCLA

Daniel Lu, MD, and Reggie Edgerton, MD, recently received a five-year grant to explore new therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Dr. Lu and Dr. Edgerton are researchers at the … Continue reading

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Transcutaneous electrical stimulation trials to be testing new prototype for SCI

As reported in my previous blog post, the new prototype for transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation (non-invasive) for both lower limbs and for restoring arm and hand function has not yet started recruiting patients for the new prototype developed by … Continue reading

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