Search Tag: spinal cord injury

IT Management

Brain Mystery Solved with IT Approach

2016 08 Jan

Discontinuity of topographic maps in the brain — not signal reduction — reflects sensory impairment, according to new research from Hebrew University. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shed light on a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain. It has long been known that... Read more

ICU Management

Peptides: New Promise for Spinal Cord Injury?

2014 08 Dec

A new chemical compound developed by a team of international scientists shows much potential in restoring function lost to spinal cord injury. The compound, which the team dubbed intracellular sigma peptide (ISP), allowed paralysed muscles to activate in more than 80 percent of the animals tested. The findings are published in the journal Nature.  ... Read more

IMAGING Management

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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