How ‘calming’ our spinal cords could provide relief from muscle spasms

Journal Reference: Ricardo N. O. Mesquita, Janet L. Taylor, Gabriel S. Trajano, Jakob Škarabot, Aleš Holobar, Basílio A. M. Gonçalves, Anthony J. Blazevich. Effects of reciprocal inhibition and whole‐body relaxation on persistent inward currents estimated by two different methods. The Journal of Physiology, 2022; DOI: 10.1113/JP282765 However, an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study investigating motoneurons … Read more

Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

Journal Reference: Takahiro Tadokoro, Mariana Bravo-Hernandez, Kirill Agashkov, Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Michael Navarro, Silvia Marsala, Atsushi Miyanohara, Tetsuya Yoshizumi, Michiko Shigyo, Volodymyr Krotov, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Duong Nguyen, Helena Kupcova Skalnikova, Jan Motlik, Hana Studenovska, Vladimir Proks, Rajiv Reddy, Shawn P. Driscoll, Thomas D. Glenn, Taratorn Kemthong, Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Zoltan Tomori, Ivo Vanicky, … Read more

Spinal fluid sampling used to track treatment response in pediatric glioma

Journal Reference: Evan Cantor, Kyle Wierzbicki, Rohinton S Tarapore, Karthik Ravi, Chase Thomas, Rodrigo Cartaxo, Viveka Nand Yadav, Ramya Ravindran, Amy K Bruzek, Jack Wadden, Vishal John, Clarissa May Babila, Jessica R Cummings, Abed Rahman Kawakibi, Sunjong Ji, Johanna Ramos, Alyssa Paul, Dustin Walling, Marcia Leonard, Patricia Robertson, Andrea Franson, Rajen Mody, Hugh J L … Read more

Harnessing AI and Robotics to treat spinal cord injuries

Journal Reference: Shashank Kosuri, Carlos H. Borca, Heloise Mugnier, Matthew Tamasi, Roshan A. Patel, Isabel Perez, Suneel Kumar, Zachary Finkel, Rene Schloss, Li Cai, Martin L. Yarmush, Michael A. Webb, Adam J. Gormley. Machine‐Assisted Discovery of Chondroitinase ABC Complexes toward Sustained Neural Regeneration. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2022; 2102101 DOI: 10.1002/adhm.202102101 The study, recently published in … Read more

Exoskeleton-assisted walking may improve bowel function in people with spinal cord injury

Journal Reference: Peter H. Gorman, Gail F. Forrest, Pierre K. Asselin, William Scott, Stephen Kornfeld, Eunkyoung Hong, Ann M. Spungen. The Effect of Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking on Spinal Cord Injury Bowel Function: Results from a Randomized Trial and Comparison to Other Physical Interventions. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2021; 10 (5): 964 DOI: 10.3390/jcm10050964 The authors of … Read more

Stimulators could aid spinal twine, heart therapies

Now, for therapies that require multiple, coordinated stimulation implants, their timing has come as well. Rice University engineers who developed implants for electrical stimulation in patients with spinal cord injuries have advanced their technique to power and program multisite biostimulators from a single transmitter. A peer-reviewed paper about the advance by electrical and computer engineer … Read more