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Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Recovery Outlook, and Treatment

About 32% of all spinal cord injuries result in a complete spinal cord injury, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is completely severed. This results in the loss of all sensation and motor control below your level of injury. Fortunately, there is hope for […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis: How to Maximize Your Chances of Recovery

Spinal cord injury paralysis, or loss of muscle function, occurs when the brain and spinal cord cannot communicate with the affected muscles in the body. Lack of communication between the brain and muscles can lead to paraplegia (paralysis in the lower extremities) or quadriplegia (paralysis in the upper and lower extremities). The type of paralysis […]

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Ant Colonies Behave Like Neural Networks When Making Decisions

Researchers suggest that when in a group, ants behave in a similar fashion to networks of neurons in the brain.

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A New Mechanism Responsible for Controlling Auditory Sensitivity

Researchers identified a new mechanism by which auditory sensitivity is regulated. The mechanism can temporarily reduce sensitivity in the auditory system to protect itself from loud sounds that can cause hearing damage.

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Lacunar Stroke: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A lacunar stroke occurs within the deep parts of the brain, such as the thalamus, basal ganglia, or pons. It is a type of ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery that supplies blood within the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. While there are many possible causes, most survivors of lacunar stroke had […]

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