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Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again—just by thinking

MARCH 28, 2017 First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn’t moved his right arm or hand for eight

Drugs Lessen Multiple Sclerosis Damage in Mice

April 27, 2015 At a Glance In a mouse study, 2 drugs already on the market activated stem cells and repaired the type of brain damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). More research will be needed to determine whether the drugs could lead to novel MS therapies. MS is a disease in which a nerve-insulating

Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis

March 20, 2015 NIH-funded study identifies over-the-counter compounds that may replace damaged cells Two drugs already on the market — an antifungal and a steroid — may potentially take on new roles as treatments for multiple sclerosis. According to a study published in Nature today, researchers discovered that these drugs may activate stem cells in

The Future of Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury

BioScience Technology Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:57pm Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor (Source: SFN/Miguel Nicolelis) There may be hope to get millions of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) moving again, according to research presented at a press conference at Neuroscience 2014, the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) in Washington, D.C. Spinal cord injury