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Stroke is the leading cause of motor disability in the United States. Subcortical motor system strokes, such as those that affect the internal capsule and brainstem, are distinct from cortical strokes in that they leave motor cortex and spinal cord intact but destroy axonal connections between them.
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Spinal cord epidural stimulation is mostly used to control chronic pain, but can also be used to control spinal spasticity or to augment standing and stepping capabilities.

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A recent study showed that application of rehabilitation training after treatment should be delayed, and that training simultaneously with treatment worsened function.

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The goal of this project is to validate independently in our lab the cortex and spinal cord stimulation protocol developed in the original study in rats.

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to functional deficit that doesn’t  improve over time. Long standing view in the field of neurorehabilitation is that little to no recovery is possible after adult mammalian SCI.

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The goal of our paired brain and spinal cord stimulation project is to promote functional recovery in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with hand function impairment.

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After injury to one hemisphere in early development, there is evidence for each hemisphere controlling the impaired forelimb.