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Wireless Devices Manage Pain Signals

2015 17 Nov

New implantable wireless devices can be used to trigger — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Researchers say the implants may one day be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to... Read more

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Imaging Study Shows Spinal Cord Learns on Its Own

2015 03 Jul

A groundbreaking imaging study published in PLOS Biology shows that the spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain. The new findings may provide new opportunities for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury, according to researchers.. Using a 3.0T MRI scanner, the researchers performed functional magnetic resonance... Read more

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fMRI Detects and Characterises Resting State Signals

2014 25 Aug

Researchers at Vanderbilt University's Institute of Imaging Science have achieved the first validated non-invasive measurement of neural signalling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers. This new imaging technology can play a role in helping patients to recover from spinal cord injuries and other disorders that affect spinal cord function,... Read more


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