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Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.
Unique microscope reveals clues to destructive autoimmune disease

Unique microscope reveals clues to destructive autoimmune disease

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

New NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center to focus on developing neural technologies

New NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center to focus on developing neural technologies

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

Balance test can temporarily alleviate common symptom in schizophrenia patients

Balance test can temporarily alleviate common symptom in schizophrenia patients

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

Breakthrough brain repair discovery could revolutionise treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Breakthrough brain repair discovery could revolutionise treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Joint efforts may pave way for new, intelligent neuroprosthetics to treat paralysis

Joint efforts may pave way for new, intelligent neuroprosthetics to treat paralysis

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Genentech grant funds home-based telemedicine program for treating MS patients

Genentech grant funds home-based telemedicine program for treating MS patients

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Neuroprotective compound could save brain cells during stroke, rat study shows

Neuroprotective compound could save brain cells during stroke, rat study shows

Duke researchers discover potential cause for ALS syndromes using mouse models

Duke researchers discover potential cause for ALS syndromes using mouse models

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New ‘release and kill’ strategy may shorten treatment periods for patients with tuberculosis

New ‘release and kill’ strategy may shorten treatment periods for patients with tuberculosis