Spinal Cord Implant Allows Paraplegics to Walk Again, Scientists Say

Feb. 7, 2022 Three men paralyzed with severe spinal cord injuries were able to walk again days after receiving a spinal cord implant that stimulates trunk and leg muscles — a development scientists think could have broad application as a commercial product. Scientists implanted 16-electrode devices into the epidural space on the men’s spines, between… Continue reading Spinal Cord Implant Allows Paraplegics to Walk Again, Scientists Say

Take at home treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

The oral drug could help children like Melvil born with a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. Source link

Spinal muscular atrophy: Gene therapy approved by NHS

Meindert Boysen, deputy chief executive and director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at Nice, said: “Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a very serious, debilitating and distressing condition that has very significant effects on every aspect of life of those with SMA, and their families and carers. Source link