Zika virus disease could be linked to a form of paralysis called Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to a new study of blood samples extracted from infected patients. If confirmed, this will add a new dimension to the Zika problem.
Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.
She was just out for a day of fun with her two young daughters at a local pool in mid-July, but the next morning, Stefanie Ballard woke up with nausea, fever, and a headache.
She began losing muscle control and fell. Then partial paralysis set in.
In a remarkable study, the brain activity of one monkey was used to control the movements of a second, sedated animal. Scientists hope that the method will allow an individual to control a paralyzed body or limb.
Scientists working on a paralysis cure said on Tuesday they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate's arm to do its bidding.The lab experiment, in which a fully sedated...
The global initiative to see polio eradicated by the year 2018 has received a punishing blow. The wild strain of the polio virus seen in Syria can infect someone without their becoming ill, making "silent transmission" a devastating possibility.
Overcoming adversity takes a lot of will power, drive, and support from family and friends. Everyone has encountered setbacks in life, but what happens when everything you’ve worked for suddenly comes to a halt?
Dogs with spinal injuries have been helped through a novel technique that takes cells from the back of their noses and transplants them into the site of injury. The technique has successfully restored some level of movement.
A new report by two Delhi pediatricians suggests that the sharp rise in childhood paralysis in India is due to the increased usage of the oral polio vaccine, a drug that was banned in the U.S. over a decade ago.
People with partial or total paralysis have been suffering for years, and carers and medical systems have been battling almost impossible problems in basic treatment. Now, a beautiful idea may be enough to re-route brain signals from the brain.
Medical team at the Akron Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Wroclaw, Poland regrow cells of patient Darek Fidyka, in a breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability
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A 24-year-old man who was paralysed in an accident six years ago has regained some control of his hand using an implant that sends signals from his brain directly to the muscles that move his wrist and fingers.
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An artist's illustration of her sleep paralysis demon
Sleep paralysis demon
Researchers have created a device that turns "breath signals" into speech, giving paralyzed people a voice