Items Tagged ‘spinal cord injury’

April 13, 2017

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

(Originally posted on the Mayo Clinic News Network) Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. The case, the result of collaboration with UCLA researchers, appears today in […]

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Tags: Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, dr. kristin zhao, kristin zhao, Mayo Clinic PMR, Mayo Clinic, spine, spinal, sci, rochester, mn, mn, rochester, sci, spinal, spinal cord, spinal cord injury, spine

January 28, 2016

Interplay Between Exercise & Dietary Fat Modulates Myelinogenesis in the Central Nervous System

By Dave Hansen Dave Hansen

Diet is an intrinsic aspect of everyday life and is emerging as a major regulator of brain function and plasticity. The increasing consumption of saturated fats and sugars as is typical of a Western diet is considered detrimental for CNS function; however, based on the high content of lipids in brain, how to manage consumption […]

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