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Researchers restore injured man's sense of touch using brain-computer interface technology posted Monday, 27 April 2020
Researchers have been able to restore sensation to the hand of a research participant with a severe spinal cord injury using a brain-computer interface (BCI) system. The technology harnesses neural signals that are so minuscule they can't be perceived and enhances them via artificial sensory feedback sent back to the participant, resulting in greatly enriched motor function...
Category: Clinical Trials


HGH Found to Promote Recovery from Spinal Damage posted Monday, 14 October 2019
Researchers have found that human growth hormone (HGH) treatment, combined with physical therapy, can help to speed up recovery in people suffering from spinal damage. It was found in the study, which was presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology held in Portugal, that the substance produced by the pituitary gland helped to significantly enhance sensory function in patients suffering from complete spinal injuries...
Category: Clinical Trials


Researchers to develop ‘intelligent spinal interface’ with $6.3 million in DARPA funding posted Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Supported with a new grant of $6.3 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team led by Brown University researchers will develop and test an “intelligent spinal interface” aimed at helping to restore limb movement and bladder control for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries...
Category: Clinical Trials


Intel and Brown University Are Developing an AI System to Help Paralyzed Patients posted Saturday, 05 October 2019
Spinal cord injuries alter someone's life forever, and they can happen to anyone. When someone suffers a serious spinal cord injury, they most typically become paralyzed from that point down, or up. The reason behind this devastating paralysis is because the human body isn't able to regenerate severed nerve fibers. The brain loses its signal to alert muscles to move, and paralysis occurs. However, with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and new technologies, the medical field is working toward helping patients with spinal cord injuries to move again...
Category: Clinical Trials


Cleveland researchers develop technology to give spinal cord injury patients use of hands back posted Friday, 04 October 2019
Ground-breaking, life-changing research is happening at MetroHealth Medical Center when it comes to spinal cord injuries and giving people function back. Dr. Kim Anderson is on the team of about two dozen researchers and physicians working on the technology, which is an electrical stimulation device that gets implanted within the body.She herself has one of the implants — one of only five people in the world — giving her use of her hands back more than 30 years after she was paralyzed in a car accident. It allows her do simple tasks like opening a refrigerator door...
Category: Clinical Trials


Spinal cord injury Veterans can now effectively cough posted Monday, 05 August 2019
VA doctors are among a team of researchers at the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center restoring respiratory muscle function to Veterans and individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Doctors Anthony DiMarco and Krzysztof Kowalski developed the first method in the world that can activate expiratory muscles (abdominal and lower rib cage muscles), using minimally invasive techniques to produce an effective cough...
Category: Clinical Trials


Scientists develop an 'EpiPen' for brain and spinal cord injuries posted Monday, 22 July 2019
This new research could help individuals recover from one of the most dreaded types of injury. • Brain and spinal cord injuries are notoriously difficult to treat, with many existing methods of treatment provoking undesirable side effects. • Now, new research demonstrated a novel technique using nanoparticles to "program" the body's immune cells such that they don't cause any unintended damage and promote healing. Since they don't involve any pharmaceuticals, the use of nanoparticles circumvents the dangerous side effects of other treatments...
Category: Clinical Trials


Elon Musk says Neuralink plans 2020 human test of brain-computer interface posted Thursday, 18 July 2019
Neuralink, Elon Musk's startup that's trying to directly link brains and computers, has developed a system to feed thousands of electrical probes into a brain and hopes to start testing the technology on humans in in 2020, Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed Tuesday. And it's working already in animal tests. "A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain," Musk said at a San Francisco livestreaming the presentation on YouTube Tuesday, revealing even more research results than the company's scientists expected...
Category: Clinical Trials


10 key updates in spinal cord injury treatment in 2019 posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Here are 10 key updates in spinal cord injury research this year. 1. A federal court ordered that Sunrise, Fla.-based regenerative medicine companies US Stem Cell Clinic and US Stem Cell stop providing stem cell treatments to patients. The U.S. alleged that the defendants advertised "stromal vascular fraction" products as stem-cell based treatments for conditions such as spinal cord injuries without FDA approval...
Category: Clinical Trials


How Two Paralyzed Patients Walked Again Without Surgery posted Monday, 03 June 2019
Just a decade ago, the Walk Again Project was a blue sky, Hail Mary moonshot at total neural rehab for those paralyzed. The project, a collaboration among fearless neuroengineers, has the lofty goal of giving patients with spinal cord injuries their dignity, autonomy, and lives back in full. Perhaps a testament to the team’s successes—beyond wildest imagination—is just how mundane brain-machine interfaces seem these days: mind-controlled robotic arms or legs don’t even raise eyebrows, and microelectrode “Band-Aids,” which are surgically implanted into the brain or spinal cord to replace severed nerves in paralysis, seem old-school...
Category: Clinical Trials

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