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`Unproven treatment of spinal injuries can cause paralysis`

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 09:42

The rampant unauthorised and unproven stem cell transplant for spinal cord injury can leave a person paralysed below the level of injury, health experts said Thursday.

Four paralytic patients made to move legs in breakthrough therapy

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 11:37

In a groundbreaking progress, four young men who have been paralyzed for years, could move their legs as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.

Paralysis treatment: Leading avenues of research

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:49

Stem cells are immature cells that grow into the specialised cells that comprise the body`s tissue. The aim is to coax these cells into becoming nerve cells to replenish those damaged in spinal injury.

Device to restore communication for brain-injured people

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 19:32

Here comes a fascinating device that allows people suffering with paralysis to control computers or a prosthetic arm using their thoughts alone.

New treatment helps people with spine injuries walk better

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:28

Scientists have identified a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.

Tongue controller for the paralyzed offers greater independence

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:44

In an advance that promises to improve the lives of people who are paralyzed from the neck down, researchers announced that they have developed a wireless device that operates specially rigged chairs by means of a tiny titanium barbell pierced through the tongue.

New hope for paralyzed people

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:05

Biomedical engineers are set to give people suffering from complete paralysis new hope.

Now, restorative gel that can reverse paralysis

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 13:20

Scientists have developed a biodegradable implant, which in combination with a gel - that increases nerve growth and healing - can help restore the functionality of a torn or damaged nerve.

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