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New Surgical Technique May Reverse Paralysis, Restore Use of Hand

June 15, 2012

Justin M. Brown, MD, reconstructive neurosurgeon at UC San Diego Health System, is one of only a few specialists in the world who have pioneered a novel technique to restore hand function in patients with spinal cord injury. In a delicate four-hour procedure, Brown splices together tiny nerve endings, only…

Man Walks Again After Surgery to Reverse Muscle Paralysis

February 27, 2013

After four years of confinement to a wheelchair, Rick Constantine, 58, is now walking again after undergoing an unconventional surgery at University of California, San Diego Heath System to restore the use of his leg. Neurosurgeon Justin Brown, MD, performed the novel 3-hour procedure.

DNA Treatment Could Delay Paralysis That Strikes Nearly All Patients with ALS

March 16, 2023

UC San Diego researchers use a DNA designer drug to restore key protein levels in motor neurons, delaying paralysis in a mouse model of ALS.

Facial Nerve Surgeons Give Firefighter His Smile Back

March 28, 2023

A specialized team at UC San Diego Health performs facial reanimation surgery to treat facial paralysis.

New Study Shows Noninvasive Brain Imaging Can Distinguish Among Hand Gestures

May 19, 2023

Researchers have found a way to distinguish among hand gestures that people are making by examining only data from noninvasive brain imaging, without information from the hands. The results are an early step in a safe brain-computer interface that may one day help patients with movement challenges.

‘The Legacy of Jonas Salk’ Exhibit on Display at Geisel Library

November 19, 2015

…National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The organization decided to fund Salk’s efforts to develop a killed virus vaccine against what was at the time considered the country’s most formidable disease—paralytic poliomyelitis. The fear and anxiety that polio generated during the first half of the century dissipated with the vaccine’s success…

UC San Diego Library Receives Personal Papers of Jonas Salk

March 19, 2014

The University of California, San Diego Library has become the official repository for the papers of Jonas Salk, noted physician, virologist, and humanitarian, best known for his development of the world’s first successful vaccine for the prevention of polio.

New Grant Seeks to Fill Knowledge Gaps Regarding Spina Bifida

November 20, 2020

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the causes of spina bifida, the most common structural defect of the central nervous system.

Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

September 22, 2014

The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an entire, functional eye a reality.

Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and a Muscle-Saving Protein

May 1, 2012

In the online May 2 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine publish three distinct articles exploring: the complex interactions of lipids and inflammation in insulin resistance; the roles of omega 3 fatty acids and a particular gene in fighting…

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