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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury research at the ZVAMC Labs includes basic science and clinical investigations into dysfunction and rehabilitation following spinal cord injury; imaging of the injured spinal cord; as well as the use of optogenetics and brain-computer interface technologies for the reactivation of paralyzed muscles. More specifically, basic science investigations include research into the neural control of movement and breathing; immune responses-including inflammation and hemorrhage-following spinal cord injury; as well as the properties of neural signals. These basic science investigations are translational in nature and are complimented by a range of clinical research activities.
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