News

This section will list recent and future items involving the Center and Center personnel, including new achievements, visitors, lectures, courses and workshops, appointments, awards, community opportunities, upcoming events and more.

Seminar Announcement : August 24, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Seminar Announcement : July 20, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Seminar Announcement
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
NCAN will be virtually hosting a seminar on Tuesday, June 29 with speaker Monica Perez, PT, PhD
Seminar Announcement
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Gerald E. Loeb, M.D. "Animals and Machines that Learn" Seminar
Seminar Announcement
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
David Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine. Robot-aided recovery after stroke: Role of synergies and sensation Tuesday, April 27 11AM EDT / 10AM CDT/ 8AM PDT
Postdoctoral Opportunity at Ganguy Lab
Friday, March 12, 2021
The Ganguy Lab at UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is seeking multiple postdoctoral candidates or engineers for research into a “read/write” neural interface for stroke. The positions are based at the University of California, San Francisco (Weill Institute for Neuroscience, Mission Bay Campus).
NCAN Scientist Wins Prize at ACRM LaunchPad Competition
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Spinal Reflex Conditioning Wins the “Most Innovative” Award at the ACRM LaunchPad Competition
NCAN Staff Honored in BCI Research Award Book
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The recently published BCI Award Book honors two projects with NCAN staff.
Knee Jerk Reaction
Sunday, December 1, 2013
A training regimen designed to suppress abnormal reflexes appears to modify the nervous system in people with incomplete SCI, significantly improving their ability to walk.
Reflex control could improve walking after incomplete spinal injuries
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A training regimen to adjust the body’s motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes – a common effect of spinal cord injuries – saw improvements in their walking.

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