Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk

Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.

Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.

spinal cord injury
Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe
Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
The first human experiment with neural precursor cells implanted to treat chronic spinal cord injury suggests the procedure is safe, and hints at a small benefit.  
Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury
Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury
Ashley Yeager | Feb 26, 2018
Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
The Scientist Staff | Jul 28, 2017
Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2017
Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.
Next Generation: Nanotube Scaffolds Reconnect Spinal Neurons
Next Generation: Nanotube Scaffolds Reconnect Spinal Neurons
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2016
A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
Tanya Lewis | Apr 13, 2016
A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014
Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.
Geron hESC Trial to Resume?
Geron hESC Trial to Resume?
Jef Akst | May 27, 2014
Nearly three years after Geron shuttered its stem cell program, BioTime receives funding to relaunch a Phase 1 trial for spinal cord injury.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes