Monday, March 30, 2020

Scientists find a new way to regrow nerves in spinal injuries

In experiments on rats with spinal cord injuries, the rodents improved their walking ability following treatment. Researchers have demonstrated a novel method that might regrow...

Researchers Develop New Coating To Reduce Pain And Risk Of Infection For Catheter Users

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical...

Research Identifies a Protein for Tissue Repair After the Spinal Cord Injury

Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein...

Increasing Energy Supply in Injured Spinal Cord Nerves May Help Promote Axon Regrowth

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana University School of Medicine report that increasing energy supply within injured spinal cord...

UBCO professor simplifies exercise advice for spinal cord injury

Researchers take the guesswork out of exercising effectively A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people...

6 key developments in spinal cord injury research

Here are six key updates in the treatment of spinal cord injuries in the past six months: The Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal...

Paralyzed as a teen, she faces life with grace and purpose

Loa Griesbach’s days revolve around family, work, adventure, fashion, blogging — and her ventilator. Loa Griesbach has an insane collection of designer boots and...

Access Unlimited changes lives with outdoor adventures for people with disabilities

Jesse Alberi was out elk hunting 12 years ago when his truck rolled on a hilly dirt road. The accident crushed the cab and...

Spinal Cord Injury News

Scientists find a new way to regrow nerves in spinal injuries

In experiments on rats with spinal cord injuries, the rodents improved their walking ability following treatment. Researchers have demonstrated a novel method that might regrow nerve cells at the site of spinal injuries. Writing in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland delivered a treatment of hydrogel to rat nerve cells...

Researchers Develop New Coating To Reduce Pain And Risk Of Infection For Catheter Users

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection. The unique coating has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the millions of catheter users worldwide. Created...

Research Identifies a Protein for Tissue Repair After the Spinal Cord Injury

Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein plays a significant role in the healing of the wound and neural repair. The experiment was designed and conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This study could...

Increasing Energy Supply in Injured Spinal Cord Nerves May Help Promote Axon Regrowth

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana University School of Medicine report that increasing energy supply within injured spinal cord nerves in mice could help promote axon regrowth and restore some motor functions. The study “Restoring cellular energetics promotes axon regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury,” appears in...

UBCO professor simplifies exercise advice for spinal cord injury

Researchers take the guesswork out of exercising effectively A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) lead a more active life. Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis is the director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management based at UBC Okanagan....

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Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/AoQ1UGn22sk Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury: Why Do It? Exercising after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is just as important as it is for able-bodied people....

What is Autonomic Dysreflexia and how does it affect spinal cord injury?

https://youtu.be/kJ7QEVqYqLc This is an informative video about Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) which is a condition that affects anyone who has a spinal cord injury T6...

Helpful tools for cooking when you have a spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/4nKUTlxH6gc This video shows two people with cervical spinal cord injuries preparing a complex meal using adaptive tools along with regular kitchen items that make...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Partner with Craig Hospital for New Video Series

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has partnered with Craig Hospital to introduce a new health...

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/AoQ1UGn22sk Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury: Why Do It? Exercising after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is just as important as it is for able-bodied people....

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

https://youtu.be/ibGe2ehnhWA Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)! With years of experience, they answer...

Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/RxFLlnC4VS0 Early research at Mayo Clinic using stem cell therapy to treat spinal cord injuries has produced results for one patient that doctors describe as...

Air Travel is Often Dangerous for People with Disabilities

https://youtu.be/gSn5NAENqPw U.S. Army veteran and frequent traveler who uses a wheelchair discusses perils of flying and why change is needed now. NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 26,...

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What is Autonomic Dysreflexia and how does it affect spinal cord injury?

https://youtu.be/kJ7QEVqYqLc This is an informative video about Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) which is a condition that affects anyone who has a spinal cord injury T6...

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This...

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

https://youtu.be/ibGe2ehnhWA Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)! With years of experience, they answer...

How can employers support workers with spinal injuries?

There has been slow progress in getting more disabled people into work, and those with spinal cord injuries have a particularly low employment rate....
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