Wednesday Apr 16
Applied Clinical Trials
Neuralstem Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Trial Approved To Commence At ...
The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries who have an American Spinal Injury Association A level of impairment, between one and two years after injury.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Spinal Cord Damage May Be Fixed with New Therapies
Spinal cord injuries can bring lifelong paralysis, but new research shows that electrical stimulation of the spine may help some patients regain movement.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
New Study Offers Hope for Paraplegics
Proof that anything is possible: With a combination of electrical stimulation and stand and step training, four paralyzed patients with spinal cord injuries were able to move their legs, ankles, and toe muscles on their own, reports a new study in the journal Brain .
Tue Apr 08, 2014
New device may make recovery from spinal cord injuries possible
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and permanent, but we now know that implanting a stimulating device in the lower area of the cord may make recovery possible.
'Dream come true' research has paralyzed men moving again
Paralysis is usually permanent. But for four men suffering from spinal cord injuries, there is new hope, and scientists say all it took was a zap.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Sammy Sanchez: Taking Injury in Stride
Playing sports accounts for more than 12% of all spinal cord injuries, and according to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, football has the highest rate of spinal cord injury, of any sport for kids.
Wall Street Journal
Paraplegics Gain in Study of Spine Stimulation
A new study gives the greatest indication yet that people paralyzed by spinal-cord injuries can regain voluntary movement in their legs and feet even years after their initial injuries, researchers said.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Thursday on Lake Effect: MPS Superintendent Search, Spinal Cord Injuries, Poetry, Handicraft Project
Two thought leaders in public education weigh in on the opportunity presented to Milwaukee Public Schools in its search for a new superintendent.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Gene therapy improves limb function following spinal cord injury
Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience .
Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells
Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Experts in brain and spinal cord injuries to discuss treatment...
Post-concussion syndrome and spinal cord injuries are complex problems that can present with a variety of symptoms or sequelae.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Brain Experts to Help Demystify Difficult Brain and Spine Injuries...
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Post-concussion syndrome and spinal cord injuries are complex problems that can present with a variety of symptoms or sequelae.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
John Bercow opens accessible home for people with spinal injuries
The house has been launched by Aspire, a charity that works to help people with spinal injuries, in partnership with the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.
TriHealth to open new hospital
Ground is to be broken this year for TriHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, which will provide inpatient care for people with acute medical issues such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, amputation, neurological disorders and musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.
Robotic Exoskeletons Aim to Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk Again
About 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S., many of whom are relegated to a wheelchair for the rest of their lives, but new technology designed to help them walk once again is making its way through the FDA approval process.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Stem cell findings may offer answers for some bladder defects, disease
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased bladder.