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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.
New therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury

New therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury

Gut microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage, study finds

Gut microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage, study finds

Researchers identify new subtypes of motor neurons and microglia present in ALS patients

Researchers identify new subtypes of motor neurons and microglia present in ALS patients

An injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuries

An injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuries

Puzzling paralysis affecting healthy children warns CDC

Puzzling paralysis affecting healthy children warns CDC

Nerve transfer surgery restores upper limb function in people with tetraplegia

Nerve transfer surgery restores upper limb function in people with tetraplegia

Rewiring of nerves gives movement to paralyzed arms and hands

Rewiring of nerves gives movement to paralyzed arms and hands

Mice study suggests potential treatment approach for MS in humans

Mice study suggests potential treatment approach for MS in humans

Anti-aging protein hormone Klotho shown to be neuroprotective in ALS model

Anti-aging protein hormone Klotho shown to be neuroprotective in ALS model

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Study finds link between high BMI and lower risk of ALS

Study finds link between high BMI and lower risk of ALS

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Kessler Foundation receives $1 million gift to study groundbreaking treatments for spinal cord injury

Kessler Foundation receives $1 million gift to study groundbreaking treatments for spinal cord injury

Most people with a hidden brain condition experience lasting physical difficulties

Most people with a hidden brain condition experience lasting physical difficulties

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