Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapies.
New rehabilitation protocols lead to restored neurological function in three paralyzed men who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries years ago.
For the first time in the UK, a team of surgeons have operated on abnormally developed spinal cords of two fetuses with spina bifida.
Researchers have reported successful creation of spinal cord neural stem cells that could provide a scalable source of replacements cells for spinal cord injuries.
A first-in-human trial has reported that transplantation of neural stem cells into patients with spinal cord injury could produce measurable improvements.
A molecule associated with myelin has been demonstrated to stimulate growth in some neural cells; this aids current research methods for treating spinal cord injuries.
An international team has utilized neuronal cells programmed from genetically identical pigs to eliminate the need for immunosuppression measures.
A preliminary study has revealed that an investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy.
A research team has identified a gene that, upon elimination, could potentially spur regeneration of axons in nerve cells severed by spinal cord injury.
For the first time, researchers have discovered that non-gene mutations could cause rare developmental disorders of the CNS.