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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

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MRI analysis with machine learning predicts impairment after spinal injury

A test of machine-learning algorithms shows promise for computer-aided prognosis of acute spinal cord injury, according to a study presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting in April. The study

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Paralysed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again

Most people with spinal cord injury are paralysed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t completely severed. Why don’t the spared portions of the spinal cord keep

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First robot-assisted spinal surgery performed in US

Noah Pernikoff became the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part, robot-assisted spinal surgery. The robotic arms made it possible for the multidisciplinary team at the University

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More than 200,000 NHS patients now waiting over 6 months for treatment

The number of patients waiting longer than six months to start planned NHS hospital treatment has now officially exceeded 200,000. NHS England ‘referral to treatment’ (RTT) statistics for May 2018

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Rocker bottom shoes help reduce chronic low back pain

Researchers of the Sports Physiotherapy master’s degree at Valencia’s CEU Cardenal Herrera university have confirmed, in a new study of their research work into back pain, that unstable shoes improve

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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