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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.
Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

New standards needed for improving the design of clinical trials for MS patients

New standards needed for improving the design of clinical trials for MS patients

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Developments in the search for a Zika vaccine - success in mice and a new platform for flavivirus vaccines

Developments in the search for a Zika vaccine - success in mice and a new platform for flavivirus vaccines

Neurons in the brain's motor cortex light up during speech of words and syllables

Neurons in the brain's motor cortex light up during speech of words and syllables

Malaysia announces first case of polio in the country for 27 years

Malaysia announces first case of polio in the country for 27 years

Scientists create artificial neurons that help cure chronic diseases

Scientists create artificial neurons that help cure chronic diseases

Study shows intestinal involvement in the development and progression of MS

Study shows intestinal involvement in the development and progression of MS

Researchers create artificial tactile perception in monkeys through direct brain stimulation

Researchers create artificial tactile perception in monkeys through direct brain stimulation

Spinal implants could one day restore the ability to stand, walk in patients with paralysis

Spinal implants could one day restore the ability to stand, walk in patients with paralysis

Stem cell therapy shows promise for the first time in spinal cord injury

Stem cell therapy shows promise for the first time in spinal cord injury

Patients' own stem cells offer a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

Patients' own stem cells offer a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

LACV-infected cerebral organoids reveal how to protect neurons from virus-induced death

LACV-infected cerebral organoids reveal how to protect neurons from virus-induced death

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury

Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

A rare diagnosis leads to successful treatment for patient with unusual vascular condition

A rare diagnosis leads to successful treatment for patient with unusual vascular condition

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy