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Aiko Thompson, Ph.D. Leads the Way in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

Charleston, SC – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a leading facility for the research of spinal cord injuries. Their Department of Health Sciences and Research led by Aiko Thompson, Ph.D., was awarded over $1.5 million in grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of their continuing effort to improve the mobility of and make a difference in the lives of those who endure the impact of these debilitating injuries. Dr. Thompson and her colleagues work diligently to further explore advancing cures and therapies that affect so many people worldwide and offers hope to those that suffer from these ailments.

Among the research that’s being conducted is the investigation of operant conditioning training of the brain-to-spinal cord pathway to improve the activation of the ankle dorsiflexor and leg motor functions. This particular research is a collaborative effort with other leading research facilities in the USA. The NIH award and other grants have enabled Dr. Thompson to utilize the most up to date technology in her lab. Digitimer’s electrical stimulation technology is being utilized including the DS7R Constant Current Stimulator. The DS7R offers up to 1 amp of electrical stimulation with a 400V compliance voltage. Combined with multiple pulse duration settings, the DS7R is safe, very versatile and user friendly.

Aiko Thompson, Ph.D. Leads the Way in Spinal Cord Injury Research

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Aiko Thompson PhD, spinal cord injury

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