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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.
Researchers reveal stimulatory effects of myelin on young neural cells

Researchers reveal stimulatory effects of myelin on young neural cells

Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder

Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder

Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients

Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients

Penn surgeons perform first ever robot-assisted complex spinal surgery for rare tumor removal

Penn surgeons perform first ever robot-assisted complex spinal surgery for rare tumor removal

Neonicotinoids may impact human health by disrupting hormonal systems, shows study

Neonicotinoids may impact human health by disrupting hormonal systems, shows study

Nonsurgical technique enables people with spinal cord injuries to regain use of hands

Nonsurgical technique enables people with spinal cord injuries to regain use of hands

Research reveals why people with tetraplegia more likely to suffer from sleep apnea

Research reveals why people with tetraplegia more likely to suffer from sleep apnea

Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications

Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications

Cancer risk found to be three times greater after acute thrombosis in the leg

Cancer risk found to be three times greater after acute thrombosis in the leg

Deficiency of innate immune adaptor TRIF shortens survival time of ALS mice

Deficiency of innate immune adaptor TRIF shortens survival time of ALS mice

Japanese researchers develop new compound to enhance recovery of stroke patients

Japanese researchers develop new compound to enhance recovery of stroke patients

Hottest pepper gives man “thunderclap”

Hottest pepper gives man “thunderclap”

New point-of-care test accelerates diagnosis of Lyme neuroborreliosis

New point-of-care test accelerates diagnosis of Lyme neuroborreliosis

FDA-approved drug for chemical abortion shows promise for treatment of vestibular schwannoma

FDA-approved drug for chemical abortion shows promise for treatment of vestibular schwannoma

Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Specific immune cells may help slow progression of ALS, research shows

Specific immune cells may help slow progression of ALS, research shows

Discovery of new ALS gene points to cytoskeleton as potential target for drug development

Discovery of new ALS gene points to cytoskeleton as potential target for drug development

Scientists discover basic molecular mechanism that helps understand how ALS works

Scientists discover basic molecular mechanism that helps understand how ALS works

Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI

Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI

Discovery aids understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Discovery aids understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis