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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.
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

Discovery of new ALS gene points to cytoskeleton as potential target for drug development

Discovery of new ALS gene points to cytoskeleton as potential target for drug development

Stem cell treatment allows paraplegic rats to walk and regain sensory perception

Stem cell treatment allows paraplegic rats to walk and regain sensory perception

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

Researchers describe how genetic mutations cause unnamed neurological disorder

Researchers describe how genetic mutations cause unnamed neurological disorder

New mouse model offers more insight into development of ASD in humans

New mouse model offers more insight into development of ASD in humans

MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

Manipulation of signals in nervous system can enhance recovery after traumatic injury

Manipulation of signals in nervous system can enhance recovery after traumatic injury

Exome sequencing improves speed, accuracy of neurogenetic disorder diagnosis

Exome sequencing improves speed, accuracy of neurogenetic disorder diagnosis

Deleting microRNA-155 prevents diet-induced obesity in female mice

Deleting microRNA-155 prevents diet-induced obesity in female mice

Indego exoskeleton receives FDA certification for U.S. use

Indego exoskeleton receives FDA certification for U.S. use