Category: Spinal Cord Injury

FDA Names Synchron’s Stentrode Brain-Computer Interface a Breakthrough Device

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation for Stentrode, an implantable medical device designed to translate brain activity or stimulate the nervous system from the inside of a blood vessel, without the need for open brain surgery, Synchron announces in a media release.

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Stimulating Nerves to Help Restore Walking Ability Post-SCI Appears Promising

The simultaneous stimulation of the motor nerves of the brain and limbs (paired associative stimulation) when rehabilitating a paraplegic patient and restoring his ability to walk has yielded promising results, according to research conducted at the BioMag Laboratory, operated by the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital and Aalto University.

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Implanting Neural Stem Cell Grafts in Spinal Cord Injuries Points to Possible Treatment

In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report successfully implanting highly specialized grafts of neural stem cells directly into spinal cord injuries in mice, then documenting how the grafts grew and filled the injury sites, integrating with and mimicking the animals’ existing neuronal network.

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Exercise and PRP Promising for Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, Per Kessler Study

Regenerative rehabilitation specialists report positive results from a pilot study of the combination of a single injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and a home-based exercise program for wheelchair users with recalcitrant shoulder pain, in The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

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