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New breakthrough could help people paralyzed with spinal injuries regain movement

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 18:04

People paralyzed with spinal injuries could regain some movement after new technology proved successful in controversial animal tests, scientists have claimed.

`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.

Genetic therapy may repair spinal chord: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:41

Damage to the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, is currently irreparable. But this may change soon as researchers have now discovered that genetic and chemical treatment could help regenerate damaged nerves.

Spinal fluid test to spot Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 14:46

Scientists have developed a test that could predict the risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by detecting abnormalities in spinal fluid.

Back pain, weight loss? Be warned, it could be TB

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:45

Acute back pain, unexplained weight loss, fever and night sweats: If they persist beyond a week, there is cause to worry, health experts caution.

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.

Marking on child`s back may signal spine problems

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 16:23

If there is a marking on a child`s lower back, they need to be investigated as they may be connected with underlying neural problems.

How brain perpetuates chronic pain revealed

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 16:59

Researchers have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice.

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