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Four out of six people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries who were treated with a new cell therapy have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side, new study results show.
TORONTO – With hockey season now underway, here's something for fans to take to heart: a new study suggests the excitement of watching one's favourite team, either live or on TV, can have a profound effect on the cardiovascular system, in some cases even doubling the heart rate.
It has long been thought that rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases were centered in the joint cartilage.
BOSTON – A new biomarker (CCL11) for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been discovered that may allow the disease to be diagnosed during life for the first time, according to findings from a study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS).
The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists in Medford/Somerville, Mass., which shows that long before movement or other behaviors occur, the brain of an embryonic frog influences muscle and nerve development and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects.
DALLAS – University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body's circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.
CHICAGO – Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. The suspected cause is repeated head blows, an almost unavoidable part of contact sports.
Montreal's world-famous brain research centre is in the middle of conducting an experiment on what could be its most ambitious subject: itself.
TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems – they're unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive.
A number of systematic reviews have been performed on spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), although their findings have been conflicting.
High-level containment labs at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg are being expanded to allow scientists increased capacity to research some of the world's most dangerous infectious diseases, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced Thursday.
AMES, Iowa – Holly remembers the day doctors diagnosed her son with cerebral palsy and told her he would need life-long care.
People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the brain that regulate mood and a host of physical parameters such as heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion and nausea.
Migraine and tension headaches are common and can co-occur for some patients.
Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or falling off a ladder. People with desk jobs can develop debilitating hand and wrist problems that make it difficult to work, and poorly designed software could be to blame. However, researchers at the Texas A&M School of Public Health are creating tools to that could help develop safer software.
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