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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.
New project aims to develop flexible, injectable microstimulators to restore movement in paralysis

New project aims to develop flexible, injectable microstimulators to restore movement in paralysis

Compound in fruit peels can reduce and reverse neuronal damage in multiple sclerosis

Compound in fruit peels can reduce and reverse neuronal damage in multiple sclerosis

Information overload on COVID-19 leads people to pick out bizarre, unhelpful choices

Information overload on COVID-19 leads people to pick out bizarre, unhelpful choices

Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure

Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure

Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant

Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant

Gene that could affect the progress of ALS discovered

Gene that could affect the progress of ALS discovered

Brain mapping shows motor regions for the hand may be connected to entire body

Brain mapping shows motor regions for the hand may be connected to entire body

Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis

Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis

FDA approves immune-modulating therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis

FDA approves immune-modulating therapy for treatment of multiple sclerosis

Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Engineered botox more effective

Engineered botox more effective

New method could help facilitate transition of medical technology from lab to market

New method could help facilitate transition of medical technology from lab to market

Clinical trial evaluates effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with overactive bladder

Clinical trial evaluates effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with overactive bladder

New route for total synthesis of tetrodotoxin

New route for total synthesis of tetrodotoxin

Boosting energy levels within damaged nerve fibers may promote axonal regeneration

Boosting energy levels within damaged nerve fibers may promote axonal regeneration

Supplementing diet with amino acid delays signs of ALS in animal study

Supplementing diet with amino acid delays signs of ALS in animal study

New drug offers hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke

New drug offers hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke

Research sheds light on potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

Research sheds light on potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

Regulating neuronal lipid metabolism helps axon regeneration after injury, study finds

Regulating neuronal lipid metabolism helps axon regeneration after injury, study finds

Biodegradable bridge for nerve injuries

Biodegradable bridge for nerve injuries