News tagged with spinal cord injuries
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), are a newly emerging cellular therapy being tested in approximately 250 clinical trials worldwide to help repair damaged tissues, such as injured heart muscle following a heart attack. The problem ...
Medical research Nov 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Preexisting comorbidities (PECs), spinal cord injury (SCI), and age are all strong predictors of mortality in elderly patients with trauma-related cervical spine injury (CSI), although the evidence ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Changing hormones and nerve activity during menstrual cycle predispose women to knee injuries, researchers find
(Medical Xpress)—Hormone changes during a woman's menstrual cycle and the resulting fluctuations in nerve activity may be a major reason female athletes have more knee injuries than their male counterparts, according to ...
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(Medical Xpress)—An international team of scientists has discovered the mechanism by which zebrafish can re-grow brain neurons after they have suffered traumatic brain injury, and that this mechanism is ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 3 |
Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow have uncovered a possible new method of enhancing nerve repair in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
Neuroscience Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An exoskeleton of advanced design promises a new degree of independence for people with paraplegia (w/ Video)
The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step.
Medical research Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care suggests that intensive glycemic control does not reduce mortality in neurocritical care patients and could, in fact, lead to more neurological damage. Compli ...
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Research released today demonstrates how new scientific knowledge is driving innovative treatments for spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage is debilitating and life-altering, limiting or preventing movement and feeling ...
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New animal studies provide additional support for investigating stem cell treatments for Parkinson's disease, head trauma, and dangerous heart problems that accompany spinal cord injury, according to research findings released ...
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study.
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A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC research project in which a quadriplegic man moved a robot arm just with his thoughts has been chosen to receive one of Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Awards of 2012.
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Patient age, severe neurological impairment, and forced vital capacity (FVC) are useful for predicting the need for tracheostomy in the management of patients with cervical spinal cord injury ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of physical therapists strapped the robot onto him, one hit a button and with a faint electronic whir, David Ayscue was suddenly 6 feet tall again.
Health Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Stem cells are considered promising agents for the recovery of spinal cord injuries. European scientists explore their abilities and plan future therapeutic strategies.
Medical research Sep 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Neural excitotoxicity can be involved in spinal cord injury, traumatic hearing loss and Alzheimer's. The Stressprotect project has gathered data on this often devastating phenomenon at biochemical, genomic ...
Medical research Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0