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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.
U of A researcher one step closer to demonstrating the potential of brain molecule to halt MS

U of A researcher one step closer to demonstrating the potential of brain molecule to halt MS

University of Manitoba researcher awarded Barancik Prize for watershed discoveries about multiple sclerosis

University of Manitoba researcher awarded Barancik Prize for watershed discoveries about multiple sclerosis

Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

Brain-computer interfaces' safety is similar to other implanted neurologic devices, study shows

Brain-computer interfaces' safety is similar to other implanted neurologic devices, study shows

The risk factors and outcomes of ARDS following infection with SARS-CoV-2 in a young adult population

The risk factors and outcomes of ARDS following infection with SARS-CoV-2 in a young adult population

Probiotic bacterium prevents neurodegeneration in animal model of ALS

Probiotic bacterium prevents neurodegeneration in animal model of ALS

Research reveals a novel viral strategy in modulating stress granule formation to promote virus infection

Research reveals a novel viral strategy in modulating stress granule formation to promote virus infection

HU begins human trial for promising treatment to reverse paralysis and language disorder after stroke

HU begins human trial for promising treatment to reverse paralysis and language disorder after stroke

Unique scaffolding material shows significant promise in the treatment of spinal cord injury

Unique scaffolding material shows significant promise in the treatment of spinal cord injury

Researchers discover a new function of CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors

Researchers discover a new function of CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors

Two studies reveal insights into how the spinal cord and brainstem contribute to sense of touch

Two studies reveal insights into how the spinal cord and brainstem contribute to sense of touch

Researchers find a way to predict the course of the disease in ALS patients

Researchers find a way to predict the course of the disease in ALS patients

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

Five important things to know about polio

Five important things to know about polio

Brain-machine interfaces could one day help patients who have lost speaking ability

Brain-machine interfaces could one day help patients who have lost speaking ability

Harnessing the natural potential of venom for drug discovery

Harnessing the natural potential of venom for drug discovery

Reversing paralysis with electrical stimulation of neurons

Reversing paralysis with electrical stimulation of neurons

Research team identifies previously unknown ability of the autonomic nervous system

Research team identifies previously unknown ability of the autonomic nervous system