Spinal cord contributes to long-term motor learning

Motor learning is one of the most essential but overlooked skills in our daily life. From the way we walk to the way we eat and work with mobile phones, computers, and other tools, motor learning is involved in all of them. Several studies have provided evidence supporting neuroplastic changes in the human brain following … Continue reading “Spinal cord contributes to long-term motor learning”

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New Members: Dr Janet Deane

Dr Janet Deane has recently been appointed as an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Birmingham. Dr Deane is passionate about using digital technology to understand the mechanisms underpinning musculoskeletal conditions to facilitate the development of effective treatments for patients with chronic … Continue reading “New Members: Dr Janet Deane”

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Cervical spine and muscle adaptation after spaceflight and relationship to herniation risk

Astronauts are at increased risk of intervertebral disc (IVD) herniation when they return to Earth, and this may occur in both the neck and back regions. The risk of IVD herniation in the neck region is over 21 times more likely in astronauts than in the general population. Several factors could potentially explain this increased risk of IVD herniation following space … Continue reading “Cervical spine and muscle adaptation after spaceflight and relationship to herniation risk”

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Funding awarded to Dr Khatibi

Dr Khatibi, a senior research fellow at CPR Spine, received seed funding from EUniWell (European University for Well-Being). Project TransWell is aimed to investigate available opportunities for students in academic institutions to pursue their careers outside academia. This project examines available career services and the perceived gap between them and the requirements of the job … Continue reading “Funding awarded to Dr Khatibi”

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Newsletter 2021


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Machine learning approaches applied in spinal pain research

The latest review article from CPR Spine team members discusses the advantages and disadvantages of current analytical strategies in contemporary basic science and epidemiological research. The review considers how analytical machine learning approaches could provide the platform to harness the variability of patient presentations to enhance clinical prediction of pain persistence or recurrence. Reference: Falla … Continue reading “Machine learning approaches applied in spinal pain research”

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CPR Spine 2021 Publications

CPR Spine members published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in 2021. These articles have been published in highly reputable journals such as Nature Protocols, PAIN, European Journal of Pain, and Scientific Reports. You can find a list of those publications and links to available ones here: Del Vecchio A, Casolo A, Dideriksen JL, Aagaard P, … Continue reading “CPR Spine 2021 Publications”

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