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A recipe for regenerating nerve fibres across complete spinal cord injury

The adult mammalian body has an incredible ability to heal itself in response to injury. Yet, injuries to the spinal cord lead to devastating conditions, since severed nerve fibres fail

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Innovative wheelchair wins design competition

The Getting Back on Track competition intended to encourage innovation and raise awareness of the day-to-day challenges facing people with spinal cord injuries. Kristen Tapping, 36, second year product design

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New approach could jumpstart breathing after spinal cord injury

A research team at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has developed an innovative strategy that could help to restore breathing following traumatic spinal cord injury. The team, led by

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First UK surgery in womb for babies with spina bifida

A team from UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has operated on the abnormally developed spinal cords of two babies in the womb, in

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Epidural stimulation leads to recovery of cardiovascular function in spinal-cord-injured

For the first time since 2009, Stefanie Putnam is able to prepare – and eat – meals for herself, put the vest on her service dog, Kaz, and drive herself

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Bone marrow edema in lower spine is common in young athletes

New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis. The Arthritis & Rheumatology

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Epidural stimulation shown to normalise blood pressure following spinal cord injury

Patients with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life and their ability to engage in rehabilitative therapy.

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Spinal surgery for osteoporosis is no better for pain relief than injections

Vertebroplasty is no more effective for pain relief than a sham procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, finds a trial published by The BMJ. The researchers say their results “do not

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Magnetic nanoparticles deliver chemotherapy to difficult-to-reach spinal tumours

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that magnetic nanoparticles can be used to ferry chemotherapy drugs into the spinal cord to treat hard-to-reach spinal tumours in

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First dynamic spine brace characterises spine deformities

Spine deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis (also known as “hunchback”), are characterised by an abnormal curvature in the spine. The children with these spinal deformities are typically advised