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Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. It is usually the result of spinal cord injury or a congenital condition such as spina bifida which affects the neural elements of the spinal canal.
New approach shows promise for treating shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

New approach shows promise for treating shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

The biggest database for automated gait analysis

The biggest database for automated gait analysis

Study pinpoints electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease

Study pinpoints electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease

Study: Most uncommon infections and major vascular events are likely to be misdiagnosed

Study: Most uncommon infections and major vascular events are likely to be misdiagnosed

Clinical trial evaluates effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with overactive bladder

Clinical trial evaluates effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with overactive bladder

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

3D printer could help expedite repair or replace damaged tissues for injured warfighters

3D printer could help expedite repair or replace damaged tissues for injured warfighters

Using 3D nanoparticle printing to fabricate ultra-high density neural probes

Using 3D nanoparticle printing to fabricate ultra-high density neural probes

Discovery could pave the way towards new treatments for neurological disorders

Discovery could pave the way towards new treatments for neurological disorders

New insights into molecular motors could help treat neurological disorders

New insights into molecular motors could help treat neurological disorders

Schwann cells induce self-repair of damaged nerves

Schwann cells induce self-repair of damaged nerves

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Non-invasive brain-machine interface helps chronic paraplegics to regain their walking ability

Non-invasive brain-machine interface helps chronic paraplegics to regain their walking ability

Specific cognitive deficits found in individuals with spinal cord injury

Specific cognitive deficits found in individuals with spinal cord injury

Professor Magdalena Götz wins 2018 IRP Schellenberg Research Prize

Professor Magdalena Götz wins 2018 IRP Schellenberg Research Prize

Hope for paraplegics in the horizon

Hope for paraplegics in the horizon

Study reveals way to regrow lost spinal cord connections

Study reveals way to regrow lost spinal cord connections

Study evaluates relative importance of specific functional abilities after traumatic spinal cord injury

Study evaluates relative importance of specific functional abilities after traumatic spinal cord injury

Three-pronged therapy triggers axons to regrow after spinal cord injury in rodents

Three-pronged therapy triggers axons to regrow after spinal cord injury in rodents

Scientists focus on critical regulatory protein to find clues on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists focus on critical regulatory protein to find clues on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases