Spinal Cord Injury

Research & Cure

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...