spinal cord injuries

New antibody shows promising results in spinal cord injury


August 30th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) A new antibody has shown promising results in reversing the damage caused by injury to the spinal cord, according to new research.The body produces an inflammatory ... Read more...

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Controlling computers with simple eye movements


July 13th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Millions suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, which impacts nerve cells and amputees may soon be able to interact with computers and ... Read more...

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Fuel cells developed that may help paralysed move


June 14th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed an implantable fuel cell that may drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, helping paralysed patients regain control of their arms and ... Read more...

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Sitting down makes your bum bigger


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you happen to sit more often you are more likely to have a bigger bottom. Experts say that the pressure put on areas of the ... Read more...

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Scientists develop toothy way to treat spinal injuries


December 4th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A new study has found how teeth could be linked with spinal cord injuries and help patients walk again. Researchers helped mice with broken spines regain ... Read more...

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Chilling out does promote obesity


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 2 (IANS) Stretching out in front of your TV screen can be promoting 'active inactivity', causing you to pack on the pounds, reveals a study.Such inactivity encourages ... Read more...

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Genes that regenerate nerves after injury isolated


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Biologists have identified 76 genes that play a vital role in regenerating nerves after injury. This opens the way to develop therapies to repair spinal cord ... Read more...

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Fall from heights accounts for second highest spinal injuries


May 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After road accidents, fall from heights accounts for maximum number of spinal cord injuries and disabilities in the country, a study by the Indian Spinal ... Read more...

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New treatment could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries


May 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Rutgers scientists have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain.After a spinal cord injury ... Read more...

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New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... Read more...

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Babies ’safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2′


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Safety experts recommend that children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are at least two years old.The fresh recommendations have been issued by the American Academy ... Read more...

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Now, paralysed people can play music just by thinking about it!


March 19th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have conducted a trial of a brain-computer interface that allows paralysed patients to play music with brainpower alone.In the trial, a pianist played a series of notes, ... Read more...

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After 33 years, Australian tourist awarded compensation


March 4th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Mar 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday awarded compensation of Rs.1.82 crore (Rs.18.2 million/$406,000), along with interest, to an Australian tourist who became fully paralysed after slipping ... Read more...

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Scientists focus on human cells for spinal cord injury repair


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage ... Read more...

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New brain computer interface for spinal cord injury patients introduced


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers are set to place brain-computer interfaces (BCI) in patients with spinal cord injuries to test if it is possible for them to control external ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation therapy benefits people paralyzed by spinal cord injury


February 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a study, Toronto scientists found that a new treatment approach, which uses tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly," reduced disability and improved grasping ability ... Read more...

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Cancer drug shows promise in regeneration of spinal cord injuries


January 29th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists have shown that cancer drug Taxol reduces regeneration obstacles after a spinal cord injury.After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve ... Read more...

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Robot arm boosts brain-controlled device’s performance


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new University of Chicago study has found that the performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralysed people move objects with their thoughts just got better ... Read more...

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Better treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Improved treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way, as scientists have found that the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be ... Read more...

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New findings could lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): University of Cambridge scientists have discovered the origin of a unique type of cell, which can support regeneration in the central nervous system.Their findings have raised the possibility ... Read more...

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Scientists find extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury


November 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): New treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries may become possible one day, as scientists have shown unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates.Researchers ... Read more...

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‘Stem cells can be used to treat spine injuries’


October 29th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Road accidents account for maximum spinal injuries in the country and the possibility of treating such cases using stem cells is being examined, health experts said Friday.Spine ... Read more...

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Most spinal injuries in India caused by accidents: Study


October 11th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Road accidents account for the largest number of disabilities and spinal cord injuries in India, a study has revealed.The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) which conducted the ... Read more...

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Now, an exoskeleton that helps the paralysed walk again


October 8th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): A new exoskeleton, called eLEGS, could soon help people with spinal injuries walk with a natural gait, found a new study.eLEGS is being readied for clinical trials by ... Read more...

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Artificial way to grow stem cells discovered


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Scientists have designed an artificial surface that allows stem cells to stay alive and continue reproducing themselves for at least three months.MIT researchers have made this first synthetic ... Read more...

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Now stem cell treatment for paralysed patients


August 18th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Japanese scientists claimed to have found a novel method of stem cell treatment that can cure paralysed patients. The research team at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, ... Read more...

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US greenlight to world’s first stem cell treatment on humans


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The world's first experiments using embryonic stem cells to treat humans have been given the go-ahead in the US. California-based biotech firm Geron will begin clinical trials ... Read more...

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Soon, brain chip that could herald the end of paralysis


July 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): British engineers are developing new technology that would soon allow paralysed patients to operate bionic limbs with the aid of implanted brain transmitters.The technology uses tiny microchips to ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to more effective spinal-cord injury treatments


May 31st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists have made an important discovery that could lead to more effective treatments for spinal-cord injuries.Karim Fouad and David Bennett from the University of Alberta have identified ... Read more...

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London 2012 Olympics mascots unveiled


May 20th, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Organisers of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Wednesday unveiled the one-eyed mascots - Wenlock and Mandeville - saying they will be a big hit among children and ... Read more...

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Acupuncture may aid spinal recovery


April 27th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): Acupuncture - the procedure of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various points on the body to relieve pain - may aid spinal injury recovery, says a new ... Read more...

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iPad For The Disabled


April 19th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The iPad, the up-to-the-minute contribution from Apple, can be employed for a lot of other things aside from internet browsing, media consumption, gaming etc. ... Read more...

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New implant to ease seizures fits snugly into brain


April 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a brain implant that virtually melts into place, snugly fitting into the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor ... Read more...

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Now, a brain-recording device that melts into place


April 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A newly developed brain implant can essentially melt into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface.The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control ... Read more...

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New robotic device can help partially paralyzed patients walk again


February 5th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 5 (ANI): A new robotic device developed by Argo Medical Technologies in Haifa, Israel would soon help partially paralyzed patients walk again.ReWalk, a cutting-edge robotic device lets a paraplegics ... Read more...

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