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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


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


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


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


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