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.
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.