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sense of touch

UCLA Scientists Make Cells That Enable the Sense of Touch

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have, for the first time, coaxed human stem cells...
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Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

In breakthrough research led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL, Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced...
3D printed

Digital 3D-Fabrication Technology for Nursing and Healthcare

3D printing technology has important medical applications, such as manufacturing prosthetic parts, implants, and models of human organs. Here, researchers at Keio University in...
parasitic worms

Researchers Demonstrate Engineering Approach to Combine Drugs, Control Parasitic Worms

Laboratory video tells the story: tiny, parasitic worms swimming freely in a nutrient solution are active and mobile; expose the same kind of worms...
stroke

Stroke Patients Take the Lead in Their Rehabilitation

Every year, 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes, and a third are left paralyzed on one side of their body. But current rehabilitation solutions...
paralysisvideo

Joint Efforts Towards Treating Paralysis

Scientists Stéphanie Lacour and Grégoire Courtine of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are paving the way for new, intelligent neuroprosthetics that...
robotic armvideo

University of Minnesota Research Shows That People Can Control a Robotic...

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The...
spinal cord injuryvideo

Primates Regain Control of Paralyzed Limb

On June 23rd, 2015, a primate with spinal cord injury regained control of its paralyzed leg with the help of a neuroprosthetic system called...
touch

For the First Time in Humans, Researchers Use Brain Surface Stimulation...

In the quest to restore movement to people with spinal cord injuries, researchers have focused on getting brain signals to disconnected nerves and muscles...
Paraplegics

Paraplegics Take a Step to Regain Movement

Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training...
Spinal Injuries

Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Researchers in Brazil who are trying to help people with spine injuries gain mobility have made a surprising discovery: Injured people doing brain training...
implantable device

First implantable device to reanimate paralyzed limbs being developed

In the next decade, people who have suffered a spinal cord injury or stroke could have their mobility improved or even restored through a...

Neurotechnology Provides Near-Natural Sense of Touch

A 28-year-old who has been paralyzed for more than a decade as a result of a spinal cord injury has become the first person...

Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs, UCLA scientists report

  A 39-year-old man who had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in...

Dog Paralysis Study Shows Need for Customized Treatments

A clinical trial from North Carolina State University involving paraplegic dogs has demonstrated that a one-size fits all approach is not ideal for treating...