Tag: spinal cord

Gabapentin prevents harmful structural changes in injured spinal cord of mice

The widely prescribed pain-relief drug gabapentin can prevent harmful structural changes in the injured spinal cords of mice, and also block cardiovascular changes and...

The cost of spinal cord injury in low- and middle-income countries

Roger Härtl (New York, USA) discusses his research into traumatic spinal and spinal cord injuries in East African countries, looking specifically at which treatments...

Scientists map key brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections for voluntary movement

Researchers trying to help people suffering from paralysis after a spinal cord injury or stroke mapped critical brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections that drive voluntary...
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Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuries

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes (San Francisco, USA) have created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal...