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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 motor imagery-based BMI system turns intentions into actions

New motor imagery-based BMI system turns intentions into actions

Brain signals translated into speech give paralyzed man back his words

Brain signals translated into speech give paralyzed man back his words

Study tests neuromuscular electrostimulation effects on hand motor recovery in older stroke patients

Study tests neuromuscular electrostimulation effects on hand motor recovery in older stroke patients

New treatment targeting senescent cells boosts functional recovery from spinal cord injury

New treatment targeting senescent cells boosts functional recovery from spinal cord injury

Reduced function of key gene may affect communication between motor neurons and muscles in ALS

Reduced function of key gene may affect communication between motor neurons and muscles in ALS

Black Lives Matter Fellowship established to help Black students excel in neuroscience or neurosurgery

Black Lives Matter Fellowship established to help Black students excel in neuroscience or neurosurgery

Cedars-Sinai receives $11.99 million from CIRM to launch ALS clinical trial

Cedars-Sinai receives $11.99 million from CIRM to launch ALS clinical trial

Campylobacter infection can also be spread through sexual contact

Campylobacter infection can also be spread through sexual contact

Study reveals the first complete 3D molecular structure of immature flavivirus

Study reveals the first complete 3D molecular structure of immature flavivirus

CNIO researchers unravel why motor neurons die in ALS patients

CNIO researchers unravel why motor neurons die in ALS patients

UTMB researchers receive $11.3 million grant to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola

UTMB researchers receive $11.3 million grant to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola

New technology could allow people with Motor Neurone Disease to communicate via computer

New technology could allow people with Motor Neurone Disease to communicate via computer

Biomedical engineer receives NIH Trailblazer grant to advance research on paralysis, brain damage

Biomedical engineer receives NIH Trailblazer grant to advance research on paralysis, brain damage

Low-profile thoracic aortic endograft minimizes complications, increases patient pool

Low-profile thoracic aortic endograft minimizes complications, increases patient pool

Study reveals mechanisms that cause muscle weakness in patients with Becker disease

Study reveals mechanisms that cause muscle weakness in patients with Becker disease

Research could inform therapeutic approaches to ameliorate the effects of fetal immobility

Research could inform therapeutic approaches to ameliorate the effects of fetal immobility

FDA authorizes marketing of a new device for use in patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation

FDA authorizes marketing of a new device for use in patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation

Researchers develop a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Researchers develop a classification scheme for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Manual workers are twice as likely to develop ALS, study finds

Manual workers are twice as likely to develop ALS, study finds

New test for Lyme disease can reliably distinguish between early- and late-stage patients

New test for Lyme disease can reliably distinguish between early- and late-stage patients