News tagged with paralysis
A discovery made in fish could aid research into motor neuron disease.
Medical research May 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A small group of elusive neurons in the brain's cortex play a big role in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a swift and fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims. But the neurons have always been difficult ...
Neuroscience Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
Neuroscience Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Reconstructive hand surgery can dramatically enhance the life quality and independence of those paralysed by a cervical spinal cord injury. Despite this, the operation is not frequently performed, either ...
Surgery Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sixty years after the first successful polio vaccine trial, the disease has been wiped out in much of the world, but violence, conspiracy theories and lack of cash keep it from disappearing.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies—the second most common form of dementia in the elderly—is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. ...
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you're falling asleep or just waking up? It's a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it's often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing onabotulinum toxin A injections, the difference in doses given to achieve desired results in the muscles of the upper and lower face results from variable amounts of ...
Surgery Feb 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Hypnosis has begun to attract renewed interest from neuroscientists interested in using hypnotic suggestion to test predictions about normal cognitive functioning.
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neurone disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient's skin cells to create motor neurons - nerve cells that control muscle ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study in The Journal of General Physiology examines the consequences of muscle activity with surprising results, indicating that the extracellular accumulation of potassium that occurs in working muscles is considerably higher ...
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The debilitating symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, appear to be increased by a lack of inflammation-reducing T cells, report scientists from the Methodist Neurological Institute in an upcoming ...
Genetics Dec 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment—preferably within 24 hours—for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the ...
Cancer Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. Paralysis can cause loss of feeling or loss of mobility in the affected area.
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