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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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Related Topix: NeuralStem, Healthcare Law, Law, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, UC San Diego

Tue Apr 15, 2014

LiveScience

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.

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Shape

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 .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WIVB-TV Buffalo

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Louisville

WPXI

'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.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 07, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Kids, Family

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WUWM

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 01, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

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 .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, California

EurekAlert!

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Medical News

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Newswise

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Sports Medicine, SUNY Buffalo, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Boston University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Bucks Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Business Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, TriHealth, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Health, North Little Rock, AR

NY1

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Science Daily

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.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, bladder cancer, Health, Medicine

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