Spinal cord

Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

The fish specie can fully recover from a severed spinal cord without medication or other treatment. They can go from paralysis to full swimming behaviours in 10 to 12 weeks.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

Multiple sclerosis can be detected by a simple blood test

The research identified two natural biomarker compounds, which have been linked to multiple sclerosis.

Dec 15, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Breakthrough treatment helps man regain movement after six years

Andrew Meas broke his neck in a motorcycle accident when he was just 28 years old. 

Oct 28, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Spinal cord can now be repaired with silk

There is no cure for serious spinal cord trauma, in part because spinal nerves are unable to cross the scar tissue barrier and the cavity that forms in the cord after the injury. 

Oct 27, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

Having spinal cord injury? This is how to deal with infections

The findings indicated that spinal cord injury causes the immune system to become "paralysed" and thus, less able to fight off infections such as pneumonia.

Sep 24, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

'Zebrafish may hold clues to healing spinal injuries'

Zebrafish have the remarkable ability to regain full movement within four weeks of injury to their spinal cord.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Thought-controlled musical instrument may help stroke patients

Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument they hope will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury or amputation.

Jul 14, 2017, 00:19 AM IST

Doctors successfully treat 24-year-old girl MS patient with bone marrow transplant

Doctors have successfully treated a 24-year-old girl, suffering from Multiple Sclerosis with bone marrow transplant (BMT).

Apr 21, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

People exposed to electromagnetic fields at double the risk of developing ALS

Researchers have warned that people who are exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic fields at workplace are at double the risk of developing ALS.

Mar 30, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Improved mobility to people with damaged spinal cord

This "glassy carbon" electrode that is patterned inside chips lasts longer in the body and transmits clearer and more robust signals than available electrodes.

Feb 19, 2017, 23:43 PM IST

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

To date, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness.

Feb 19, 2017, 22:57 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: 15-year-old gets new lease of life after complex surgery

The neurosurgery team, comprising a team of doctors comprising Santhosh George Thomas, Biji Bahuleyan and Girish K M, performed the emergency surgery by operating from both the front and back of his neck, thus establishing a 360 degree fixation.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

Exercise may not reduce risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Exercise may not reduce a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) -- a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, finds a study.

Oct 02, 2016, 00:50 AM IST

Spinal cord stimulator cures woman of lumbar spine disc disease

A 35-year-old woman operated twice for lumbar disc disease, was cured of her ailment after the insertion of a spinal cord stimulator through a minimally invasive surgery at a city hospital.

Aug 27, 2016, 00:16 AM IST

Stem Cell treatment is effective in recovery of spinal injuries

According to the study conducted over several years, HESC play a vital role in treating neurological disorders and have a huge potential for differentiation and can provide neuronal or glial cells for transplantation.

Aug 22, 2016, 20:10 PM IST

Multiple sclerosis: 15 warning signs you might have the condition

Although MS can occur in young children and older odults, the condition most commonly affects people between the ages of 20 and 50.

Jul 25, 2016, 09:57 AM IST

Paraplegic becomes father, offers hope to others

Usually caused by damage to the spinal cord, paraplegic patients generally experience complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs.

Dec 15, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

Spinal cord stimulation helps paralysed men move legs

A new non-invasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord has been found successful in making five completely paralysed men move their legs in a rhythmic motion.

Jul 31, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

Spinal cord injuries rising among elderly: Study

Traumatic spinal cord injuries are on the rise, especially among older individuals, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher.

Jul 10, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

 Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, police said Monday, pledging to thoroughly investigate the incident. 

Apr 21, 2015, 04:08 AM IST