Spinal Cord Injury

Research & Cure

Could nose cells treat spinal cord injuries?

Scientists developing robust method to treat spinal cord injuries using nose cells Researchers have designed a new way to grow nose cells in the lab heralding hope for sufferers of spinal cord injuries, including those who are wheelchair bound. Griffith University’s...

Spinal Neurons Grown From Stem Cells For First Time

Modern medicine has still not managed to crack the problem of spinal cord injuries that result in significant paralysis or loss of functional status. There are numerous factors that influence the inability to restore movement or autonomous bodily control to these...

The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

Not sleeping well? A new study shows more than 70 percent of people with quadriplegia also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For many years, the N-ABLE team has heard stories about friends with quadriplegia who don’t sleep well at night or who only sleep a few hours...

Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why

With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically relevant spinal cord injuries regained control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs. But how do brain commands for walking, swimming and stair-climbing...

Research offers cautious hope to spinal cord injury sufferers

  When University of Alberta spinal cord researcher Karim Fouad began his career, not a lot was known about injuries of the central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord. “What researchers did know is that nerve cells don’t regrow,” said Fouad, who was named...

If other paralyzed primates walk, will humans?

  In the annals of breathtaking scientific advances, it’s hard to top this recent news headline: “Paralyzed Monkeys Can Walk Again With Wireless Brain-Spine Connection.” This is legit? Yes. How so? Scientists implant a chip in a monkey’s...

Research & the hope for cure

By Daniel Lammertse, MD, from Craig Hospital and the Rocky Mountain SCI System (Colorado). Dr. Lammertse lucidly explains the complex issues involved in SCI recovery research and provides a status report on these efforts worldwide today. Presented on May 18, 2013 at...

Bionic spinal cord offers new hope

Bionic spinal cord” could give extra function and mobility to users of mobility assist devices. A ‘revolutionary’ device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, say Melbourne researchers. Read...