Tag Archives: Dr. Reggie Edgerton

New Pathways for Recovery of Function Following Paralysis

We are dedicated to developing disease and injury specific devices to help restore optimal physiology function in individuals suffering with paralysis due to injury and illness. We accomplish this by enabling the reactivation of damaged and dormant neural circuits through … Continue reading

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Project Edge has launched in Australia for SCI

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Professor Edgerton, SpinalCure Australia (SpinalCure) and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) have collaborated on Project Edge to establish the first clinical neurostimulation research program outside the USA. The flagship program in a multi-stream SCI recovery … Continue reading

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Reggie Edgerton joins University of Technology in Sydney Australia

SpinalCure is thrilled to announce that world-renowned neuroscientist, Professor Reggie Edgerton, will be coming to Australia to help establish a ground-breaking neurostimulation initiative for people with spinal cord injury. The neurostimulation project will sit within the newly formed Centre for … Continue reading

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Use of peripheral nerve stimulation to locate interneurons associated with group i and group ii afferents in intact mouse spinal cords

Society for Neuroscience Chicago 2015 Spinal Cord Injury I SCI Injury and Plasticity Authors: B.N. Pham: H. Zhong: R. Roy: N.J. Tillakaratne: V. Edgerton The role of proprioceptive input on locomotor recovery after a spinal cord injury (SCI) has been … 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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Buspirone treatment promotes forelimb functional recovery in cervical spinal cord injured rats

Society for Neuroscience Chicago Nanosymposium Advances in SCI Research and Plasticity Presentation Number: 197.08 Support: NIH Grant U01EB015521 Authors: B. JIN1, M. ALAM2, G. GARCIA-ALIAS1, Y. GERASIMENKO1, H. ZHONG1, R. ROY1, D. LU2, *V. EDGERTON1; Serotoninergic agonists have been shown … Continue reading

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Striking functional characteristics of the lumbar and sacral neuronal circuitries for stepping in the in vivo adult spinal rat

Society for Neuroscience Chicago Nanosymposium Advances in SCI Research and Plasticity Authors: *P. SHAH1, C. PRESTON1, H. ZHONG2, R. R. ROY2, V. R. EDGERTON2, Y. P. GERASIMENKO3; 1Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY; 2Univ. of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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A dogged quest to fix broken spinal cords pays off with new hopes for the paralyzed…

Read the Full Article at StatNews: There are tiny rat treadmills in the lab. And jars of Nutella, also for the rats. There are video cameras, heaps of electrodes, and instruments for slicing frozen brain tissue. And in the center … Continue reading

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Non-invasive approaches of neural locomotor network activation in non-injured subjects placed in vertical suspended position

The mammalian lumbar spinal cord has the capability to generate locomotor activity in the absence of input from the brain. Previously, we reported that transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the spinal cord at vertebral level T11 can activate the locomotor circuitry … Continue reading

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Spinal cord epidural stimulation and climb training enhance axon regeneration in rats transplanted with olfactory ensheathing cells after a complete spinal cord transection

Implantation of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) after a spinal cord lesion has been shown to promote axon regeneration across the lesion site and to promote some functional recovery. In addition, a regimen of rehabilitative motor training facilitates the extent of … Continue reading

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