Wireless brain–machine interface technology has been utilized to design an exoskeleton for helping a tetraplegic patient move his limbs.
At the 21st Spinal Research Annual Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aileen Anderson about her talk on ‘Traumatic CNS injury and the inflammatory stem cell niche’, including the obstacles involved with tissue regeneration following injury and the how this could be overcome.
Researchers have developed ’mini-brains’ with optimized cellular network activity, which exhibit similar electrical impulse patterns observed in premature infants.
Nerve transfer surgery has been implicated as a safe and effective addition to surgical techniques for upper limb reanimation in tetraplegia.
Recent research at EAN 2019 suggests that the loss of ability to find one’s way, to keep track of time and to create and retrieve memories may all be hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have developed a device that utilizes brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract; this could enhance the communication of individuals who have lost the ability to speak.
Researchers have demonstrated that cerebral organoids grown at the air–liquid interface are able to generate nerve tracts and stimulate muscle output; these could be used to improve understanding of neurological diseases such as dementia.
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that the brain may be involved in the development of ‘broken heart’ syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome.
For the first time, a 3D printed spinal implant has been revealed to promote nerve growth across spinal cord injuries, restoring connections and lost function.
Whilst at SfN 2018, we had the pleasure of speaking with Subhash Kulkarni about advances in enteric neurobiology, including challenges and future outlook.