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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.
Partial loss of MYLPF gene can cause distal arthrogryposis, shows study

Partial loss of MYLPF gene can cause distal arthrogryposis, shows study

Researchers develop new device for rehabilitation of stroke patients

Researchers develop new device for rehabilitation of stroke patients

Cutting-edge surgery enables patients with facial paralysis to close their eyes

Cutting-edge surgery enables patients with facial paralysis to close their eyes

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers isolate protective antibodies for rare, polio-like disease in children

Researchers isolate protective antibodies for rare, polio-like disease in children

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Tuberculosis and polio vaccines may offer temporary protection against SARS-CoV-2

Tuberculosis and polio vaccines may offer temporary protection against SARS-CoV-2

Experts clarify MS subtypes to improve care and access to treatments

Experts clarify MS subtypes to improve care and access to treatments

UMSOM researchers identify how certain gene mutations cause ALS

UMSOM researchers identify how certain gene mutations cause ALS

Avoiding 'air hunger' and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors

Avoiding 'air hunger' and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors

ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for COVID patients

ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for COVID patients

Monash study confirms new approach to measure consciousness

Monash study confirms new approach to measure consciousness

Researchers analyze data on RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus

Researchers analyze data on RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus

Fewer COVID-19 patients suffer from stroke than previously reported

Fewer COVID-19 patients suffer from stroke than previously reported

A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids

A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids

Experts highlight triumph over polio and hope to do the same for COVID-19

Experts highlight triumph over polio and hope to do the same for COVID-19

How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

Soft robotic exosuit improves biomechanical gait functions in stroke patients

Soft robotic exosuit improves biomechanical gait functions in stroke patients

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor receives 2020 John Dystel Prize for MS research

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor receives 2020 John Dystel Prize for MS research

New study investigates the brain's action plans during walking

New study investigates the brain's action plans during walking