Tag Archives: Gregoire Courtine

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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Cortico–reticulo–spinal circuit reorganization enables functional recovery after severe spinal cord contusion

Abstract: Severe spinal cord contusions interrupt nearly all brain projections to lumbar circuits producing leg movement. Failure of these projections to reorganize leads to permanent paralysis. Here we modeled these injuries in rodents. A severe contusion abolished all motor cortex … Continue reading

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The STIMO study now begins human clinical trial recruiting for SCI

STIMO is a First-in-Man (FIM) study to confirm the safety and feasibility of a closed-loop Epidural Electrical Stimulation (EES) in combination with over ground robot assisted rehabilitation training for patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Clinical Trial LINK … Continue reading

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A brain spinal interface to alleviate lower limb deficits after neuromotor disorders

Society for Neuroscience Chicago 2015 Sensorimotor Neuroprosthetics Brain-Machine Interface Support: Eu FP7 Grant NeuWalk CP-IP 258654 European Research Council ERC 261247, Walk Again The NanoTera.ch project Spine Repair of the Swiss National Foundation NCCR Robotics of the Swiss National Science … Continue reading

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Paralysis: primates recover better than rodents

Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a study conducted in Grégoire Courtine’s lab at EPFL. The identification of this primate-specific mechanism of recovery has major implications for future research. Using … 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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Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

A new lab at the CHUV will extend this technology to human patients as early as next summer using an innovative Gait Platform, bringing the European Project NEUWalk closer to clinical trials. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in … 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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Another piece of the puzzle to think about…brain stimulation

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that half a million people experience spinal cord injuries (SCI) every year. Researchers at the Center for Neuroprosthetic and Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland reported that approximately half of human spinal cord injuries lead … 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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