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  1. #1011
    I don't remember if we have seen this one: watch video

    Yale Scientist Aiming To Reverse Spinal Cord Injuries
    http://www.courant.com/business/hc-b...718-story.html

  2. #1012
    Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
    Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps
    New research documents the effectiveness of epidural stimulation with locomotor training following chronic, complete spinal cord injury
    University of Louisville
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Of four research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, two are able to walk over ground with epidural stimulation following epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, all four participants achieved independent standing and trunk stability when using the stimulation and maintaining their mental focus. The study was conducted at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville (UofL) and is published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. The study was funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, University of Louisville Hospital and Medtronic plc.
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    https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/...-tat092418.php

  3. #1013
    Sep 24, 2018, 11:02am Paralyzed Patients Go From Wheelchairs To Walkers With Experimental Treatment /sites/matthewherper/ /sites/matthewherper/Matthew Herper Forbes Staff Healthcare I cover science and medicine, and believe this is biology's century.
    Two different groups of researchers have shown that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, combined with months of intense training, can allow some people who have been paralyzed to regain some walking ability.
    So far, only three patients in total have regained the ability to walk based on this approach. Two more underwent similar treatment without being able to reclaim the ability to take steps, and one suffered a hip fracture during the arduous physical therapy sessions. All the patients who can walk need walkers, and all but one are walking only within the confines of the laboratory.
    Still, spine researchers not associated with the work expressed optimism that the dramatic case studies mean that technologies that can stimulate the spinal cord will eventually allow some people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries to walk again.
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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthew.../#6848866e3e2e

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    'Amazing' treatment helps paralyzed people walk again
    /profiles/wayne-drash /profiles/wayne-drash
    By Wayne Drash, CNN
    Updated 1:07 PM ET, Mon September 24, 2018
    Homosassa, Florida (CNN)Kelly Thomas inches across the soft grass, using a walker to navigate her way. Each step is exhilarating and exhausting. She pauses amid the 90-degree Florida heat and smiles.
    "It only takes a little bit of try -- and by a little, I mean a lot," she says.
    Thomas, 24, is one of three paralyzed patients who can now walk again, thanks to a stimulation device implanted in her lower back coupled with intense physical therapy. News of the patients' progress -- considered an important medical advancement -- was published in separate studies in two scientific journals on Monday.
    On a recent sunny day, Thomas returned to the spot that took so much from her on July 19, 2014. It's where the truck she was driving came to a halt after flipping four times around a bend on Halls River Road and smashing into a tree. Her body was motionless, hanging halfway out of the mangled wreckage. She was blue and getting cold.
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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/24/healt...ain/index.html

  5. #1015
    Health + Behavior
    UCLA scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis
    Mark Pollock, Simone George tell their remarkable life story in new TED talk
    If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, whose TED talk about body language has nearly 15 million views, describes the new talk by Pollock and his partner, human rights lawyer, Simone George, as “the most powerful, moving talk I have ever seen at TED.”
    Pollock lost his vision at 22 and became paralyzed after an accident at 39 that left him, in his words, “on the very edge of survival.” You certainly wouldn’t know that seeing him now in this talk, titled “A love letter to realism in a time of grief,” and the fulfilling life he is living.
    In the talk, he and George discuss how during the 16 months spent in hospitals, doctors discouraged them from hoping for a cure for paralysis.
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    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucl...-for-paralysis

  6. #1016
    Hope for paraplegics in the horizon
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    By Ananya Mandal, MDSep 26 2018
    According to a new study from the University of Louisville, four paraplegics have found hope. Paraplegia is complete paralysis of the lower limbs due to damage or injury to the spinal cord. The team of researchers have published their success story in a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
    The four patients had a surgical implant on their spinal cords. This implant stimulates electrical activity. These patients also underwent months of regular physiotherapy. At the end of the study the researchers noted that two of the four patients could take a few limited steps after the therapy and the other two could walk independently. This novel device is manufactured by Medtronic. The study was supported by the University of Louisville Hospital.
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    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20...e-horizon.aspx

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    Researchers discover how nerve cells control movement
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    Reviewed by James Ives, MPsychOct 3 2018
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish published in the journal PNAS they show that the contact between neurons and muscles is more dynamic than previously thought. The results can open up new avenues to treating spinal cord injury and certain neurological diseases.
    The ability to move deliberately is essential to the survival of all animal life, and is based on an interaction between the muscles and the brain. The site where motor neurons and muscle cells communicate with each other is called the neuromuscular junction. This is where the neurons transfer signal substances that can be taken up by the muscle cells to make them contract.
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    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20...-movement.aspx

  8. #1018
    New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles
    Date:
    October 2, 2018
    Source:
    Karolinska Institutet
    Summary:
    Researchers have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish they show that the contact between neurons and muscles is more dynamic than previously thought. The results can open up new avenues to treating spinal cord injury and certain neurological diseases.
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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1002102942.htm

  9. #1019
    from research organizations

    Gene signature predicts outcome after spinal cord injury
    Date:
    October 5, 2018
    Source:
    eLife
    Summary:
    Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans.
    Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife.

    The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery and possibly pinpoint new targets for treatment.
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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1005111442.htm


    Scientists discover gene signature linked to spinal cord injury
    Health
    Updated Oct 06, 2018 | 15:42 IST | ANI
    Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans.

    Washington D.C: Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans. The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery and possibly pinpoint new targets for treatment. At the moment, there are no widely available treatments capable of immediately restoring motor and sensory function after injury. A major barrier is the lack of understanding of the complex cascade of biological processes that occur when a spinal cord injury happens.
    Senior author Michael Skinnider said, "Our understanding of the pathophysiological processes triggered by spinal cord injury is fragmentary. We set out to integrate the data from decades of small-scale studies using a systems biology approach."
    https://www.timesnownews.com/health/...-injury/295233

  10. #1020
    BioArctic Receives European Patent Protection for a Medical Device for Treatment of Patients with Complete Spinal Cord Injury
    PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Oct. 3, 2018, 08:45 AM
    STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
    BioArctic AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: BIOA B) announced today that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a decision to grant the company's patent application in Europe, EP12815796.3, for a medical device, which is one of the main components in the product candidate SC0806. The product candidate is a combination of a medical device (implant) and a medicinal product (FGF1) for patients with complete spinal cord injury. The decision states that the European patent, EP 2 787 900 B1, will enter into force on October 24, 2018.
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    https://markets.businessinsider.com/...ury-1027586923

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