New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

Utilizing a new implant, researchers in Switzerland gave rats with spinal cord injuries the ability to walk again. The implant, called the electronic dura, sits directly on the spinal cord, delivers drugs, and electric activity to the damaged area. The receptors and neurotransmitters reacted the same as in a patient with a healthy spinal cord. […]

Endangered Pandas Suffer Setback

Endangered Pandas Suffer Setback

With panda numbers already at a low, the news of a virus killing two of these animals and leaving a third critical is devastating. Canine Distemper Virus, or CDV, is a devastating viral disease that can effect many body systems like the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, spinal cord, and brain. The virus is highly contagious […]