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A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. Most injuries to the spinal cord don't completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the axons, extensions of nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these axons. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery. Others will result in complete paralysis.
World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

New $6.3 million DARPA grant to help researchers develop "intelligent spinal interface"

New $6.3 million DARPA grant to help researchers develop "intelligent spinal interface"

Scientists find a link between brain’s emotion circuit and movement

Scientists find a link between brain’s emotion circuit and movement

Kazan Federal University and Mayo Clinic implement novel spinal cord stimulation device

Kazan Federal University and Mayo Clinic implement novel spinal cord stimulation device

Multi-site study of noninvasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb function after spinal cord injury

Multi-site study of noninvasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb function after spinal cord injury

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

An affordable solution to test new medications for tremor

An affordable solution to test new medications for tremor

New study to examine neuroimaging neurofeedback for pain after spinal cord injury

New study to examine neuroimaging neurofeedback for pain after spinal cord injury

Nanoparticles foster regenerative healing process after spinal cord injury

Nanoparticles foster regenerative healing process after spinal cord injury

FDA grants approval for generic versions of Lyrica

FDA grants approval for generic versions of Lyrica

Using zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions

Using zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions

An injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuries

An injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuries

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

As the economy surges, a dramatic drop in workers on disability

As the economy surges, a dramatic drop in workers on disability

New intervention shows promise for relief of shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

New intervention shows promise for relief of shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

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

Study uncovers pigment cells that change their identity during normal development

Study uncovers pigment cells that change their identity during normal development

Dyson-Hudson receives grant to study effectiveness of new treatment for shoulder pain

Dyson-Hudson receives grant to study effectiveness of new treatment for shoulder pain