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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.
Reversibly paralyzing, heavily sedating hospitalized patients do not improve outcomes

Reversibly paralyzing, heavily sedating hospitalized patients do not improve outcomes

Researchers develop stem cell-based model to study neuron resilience and vulnerability in ALS

Researchers develop stem cell-based model to study neuron resilience and vulnerability in ALS

Experts find previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira

Experts find previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira

Drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, study shows

Drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, study shows

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued — for now

Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued — for now

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

First-of-its-kind human trial of new brain reading device to help speech and movement

First-of-its-kind human trial of new brain reading device to help speech and movement

Promising diagnostic, prognostic tools for onset and progression of ALS

Promising diagnostic, prognostic tools for onset and progression of ALS

Transplantation of bone marrow-derived EPCs slows ALS disease progression

Transplantation of bone marrow-derived EPCs slows ALS disease progression

First Global Forum of Face Equality International takes place in London

First Global Forum of Face Equality International takes place in London

Researchers move one step closer to finding a cure for spina bifida

Researchers move one step closer to finding a cure for spina bifida

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

New form of hereditary osteoporosis identified

New form of hereditary osteoporosis identified

Innovative compound offers a new therapeutic approach to treat multiple sclerosis

Innovative compound offers a new therapeutic approach to treat multiple sclerosis

BGU develops new AI platform for monitoring and predicting ALS progression

BGU develops new AI platform for monitoring and predicting ALS progression

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

New computer program may help identify and label spinal segments during real-time surgeries

New computer program may help identify and label spinal segments during real-time surgeries

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery