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New Therapy for Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

A Research Study Opportunity Researchers from Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation and the Texas Biomedical Device Center at The University of Texas at Dallas have teamed up to assess if implanted vagus nerve...

Tadpole nerve regeneration capacity provides clue to treating spinal cord injury

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in...

Transcutaneous stimulation improves hand function in people with complete tetraplegia

Researchers at Kessler Foundation confirmed that spinal cord transcutaneous stimulation results in immediate and long-lasting gains in strength and handgrip, with positive effects evident three months post-intervention. East Hanover, NJ. March 22, 2021. Kessler Foundation...

Paralyzed Veterans of America releases informational videos that empower veterans with disabilities to seek...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America today released two informational videos focused on empowering PVA members and all veterans with disabilities to seek higher education and open new pathways. The...

UofL, Medtronic to develop epidural stimulation algorithms for spinal cord injury

$7.8 million from NIH will fund development of a closed-loop system to monitor and adjust for multiple functions, use wireless monitoring LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Researchers at the University of Louisville made news worldwide in 2018...

Injectable Porous Scaffolds Promote Better, Quicker Healing After Spinal Cord Injuries

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and alter many important neurological functions. Unfortunately, clinicians have relatively few tools to help patients regain lost functions. In APL Bioengineering, by AIP Publishing,...

Putting a protein into overdrive to heal spinal cord injuries

Using genetic engineering, researchers at UT Southwestern and Indiana University have reprogrammed scar-forming cells in mouse spinal cords to create new nerve cells, spurring recovery after spinal cord injury. The findings, published online today...
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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces New Edition of Paralysis Resource Guide

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth edition of the Paralysis Resource Guide, a free 410-page book that helps families understand new spinal cord injuries and...
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Yale scientists repair injured spinal cord using patients’ own stem cells

Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers from Yale University and Japan report Feb. 18 in the Journal of...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Partnering with the Shepard Center for New Video Series

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis, has partnered with Shepherd Center,...