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Lab-grown neurons improve breathing in mice after spinal cord injury

Researchers from Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin improved respiratory function in rodents with spinal cord injuries after successfully transplanting a special class of

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Experimental drug restores some bladder function after spinal cord injury

An experimental drug that blocks abnormal neural communication after spinal cord injury could one day be the key to improving quality of life by improving bladder function, new research suggests.

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Sensor-enhanced surgical robot enables highly precise and safe spinal operations

Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology have developed a high-precision, sensor-based surgical robot for spinal operations, together with

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Scoliosis Research Society collaborates with corporate partners and international spine study group to complete ASLS II study

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has partnered with Globus Medical; K2M, Inc.; Medtronic; NuVasive; Zimmer Biomet; and the International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF) to provide continued funding and research

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Spinal injuries charity launches pioneering collaborative service for injured people at industry fundraising dinner

For lawyers involved in advising people who have suffered catastrophic injuries, ensuring that clients have access to quality care and rehabilitation is a priority. Firms want to work collaboratively, often

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Genes that aid spinal cord healing in lamprey also present in humans

Many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, according

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Benefits of activity-based training after spinal cord injury

Activity-based training has resulted in unexpected benefits for individuals with severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Researchers in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) at the University of Louisville

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New product innovation competition launches

Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp has launched its inaugural student design competition, ‘Getting Back on Track’. The idea of this competition is to design a product aimed at improving the

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Most people are in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, ‘Newborn genetic screening

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Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes can be analysed in detail using neuroimaging methods. UZH researchers have now