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Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touch in lost limb

According to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh’s Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, spinal cord stimulators commonly used to relieve chronic pain could provide a straightforward and universal method


Lockdown good news story – hospital garden opens in London

During lockdown we have all come to realise the importance of outdoor spaces, most notably in hospital settings, and the ways in which they help to support good mental health


Re-engineered enzyme could help reverse damage from spinal cord injury and stroke

A team of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and the University of Michigan has redesigned and enhanced a natural enzyme that shows promise in promoting the regrowth of nerve


Simultaneous stimulation helped a spinal cord injury patient regain the ability to walk

The simultaneous stimulation of the motor nerves of the brain and limbs (paired associative stimulation) has yielded promising research results. Research conducted at the BioMag Laboratory, operated by the University


Physio tech company steps in to tackle COVID-19 lockdown neck and back pain emergency

Millions of workers operating from home could be creating a backlog of neck and back pain complaints which the NHS will struggle to cope with. Now physio therapy experts at


Patients experience more than 7 years delay to diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis due to incorrect referrals

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is associated with chronic back pain. Although the first symptoms frequently occur at an early age, often many years pass until the correct diagnosis is made. This


Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

The first analysis of a new point-of-care “nucleic acid test” for SARS-CoV-2 in a UK hospital setting shows these machines dramatically reduce time spent on COVID-19 ‘holding’ wards – allowing


Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body’s ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered. Research by Rodrigo


DePuy Synthes extends partnership with AO

DePuy Synthes will continue to work with the AO Foundation to deliver professional education and develop innovations that help improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency of care, after renewing their


Carlsmed raises $2.5 million for aprevo

US medtech startup Carlsmed, creator of the aprevo system for making custom spinal implants, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Cove Fund II, a