Natasha van Zyl has dramatically improved the lives of of 13 people — by moving their nerves around. Prior to going under the Australian surgeon’s knife, each person had paralysis in all four of...
One Small Step Lab rats paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regained the ability to walk after scientists gave them 3D-printed implants loaded up with stem cells. The implants were biocompatible...
Here’s the thing about the spinal cord: you’ve only got one. And right now, if you injure it, doctors can’t fix that. All they can do is try to reduce further damage. But a new, experimental gene...
A new spine repair procedure that uses human stem cells has been proven effective in paralyzed rats. About forty percent of animals that received this pioneering treatment walked again in as little...
Researchers are looking into the science behind gecko tail regeneration to study if the process can be translated into human treatments. They are hoping to develop new ways to treat spinal cord...
Researchers from Case Western University may have found a way to activate an alternative nerve path to allow for breathing even with a severed spine. The treatment may help keep spinal injury...
Canavero says these trials are proof that he and his team figured out what’s often considered the holy grail of spinal cord research: fusion.
Scientists have learned more about how a new surgical technique works to reconnect the spinal cord with sensory neurons after traumatic spinal injuries. A rat study suggests that this procedure...
Using a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away...
By combining graphene with polymeric ethylene gycol (PEG), scientists at Rice University were able to restore sensory function in a rat with a severe spinal injury just 24 hours after treatment....