BIOL-464 Bio-Machines

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2017



Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are common injuries that do not currently have a fully successful treatment. These injuries cause many physical, psychological, and social burdens for the injured person and any close friends or family members. Older treatment options include surgery, pharmacotherapy, and physical therapy, while newer treatment options include stem cell therapy, bionics, and electrical stimulation. After a full evaluation of the treatments, it was concluded that the best treatment for today is pharmacotherapy, but with more research, stem cell therapy will become the ideal treatment for SCI in the future.

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