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Answers to frequently asked Questions about Spinal Cord Injury

Do acute SCI patients see better outcomes if undergoing surgery within 1st 4 hours?

Researches in Germany studied whether time of surgery impacted neurological outcomes for patients with acute spinal cord injury, according to Journal of Therapeutics and...

How is Spirituality Linked to Quality of Life in People with Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage anywhere along the spinal cord, often due to an accident or other trauma. SCI typically causes a...

Q&A: The Lesser-known Maladies of Spinal Cord Injuries

Last month, David Sharp and his fellow colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., received a $1.2 million grant from New York State to advance their promising technology for treating paralysis and other effects of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Sharp recently spoke with Laboratory Equipment’s Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor about what the funding means to him and how he intends to use it to further his promising research.

Will ‘factories’ churn out billions of stem cells?

When using this form of gene editing, Cedars-Sinai scientists can more efficiently insert reporter genes that glow when a stem cell turns into a...

Woman with Disabilities: How Accessible is the Road to Motherhood?

There are 27 million women with disabilities in the United States according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these women will have...

What is Autonomic Dysreflexia?

Autonomic Dysreflexia Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency that affects people with spinal cord injuries at the T6 level or higher. Although...

Answers to Questions on Exercise & Nutrition after SCI

The information contained on this page is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always ask your physician or...

Could Spinal Cord Repairs in Mice Lead to a Cure for Paralysis in Humans?

Spinal cord injuries are extremely tragic, often leading to irreversible paralysis. Many groups around the world are pursuing various treatment options. Some of these...

Q&A: Nerve Transfer Surgery

Q. What is nerve transfer surgery? A. Nerve transfer is a surgical technique that’s used to restore muscle function or sensation after a serious injury....

Morphine might take away pain, but does it do more harm than good?

The damaging effects of giving morphine after a major injury A soldier on the battlefield, a driver in a car accident, a nursing home resident...