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Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury – 30 years after the ADA

Published: September 22, 2020

Experts detail new paradigms of vocational rehabilitation that are fostering measurable progress in employment outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes being achieved in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury. Their article, “30 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act: Perspectives on employment for persons with spinal cord injury,”

Researchers discover new path to neuron regeneration after spinal cord injury

Published: September 16, 2020

Dynamic networks that specialize in the transmission of information generally consist of multiple components, including not only primary processors, like computers, for example, but also numerous support applications and services. The human nervous system is fundamentally very similar—neurons, like computers, process and transmit information, sending molecular signals through axons to other neurons, all of which are supported by non-neuronal components, including an array of cells known as glia.

NervGen’s NVG-291 brings New Hope for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: September 12, 2020

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is ever among the approximately 17,700 Americans who each year, according to The Journal of American Medical Association, suffer a new spinal cord injury or the hundreds of thousands that continue to live with a spinal cord injury, you may be relieved to learn about recent research.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Visionary Prize: Each winner awarded $1 million

Published: September 10, 2020

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is thrilled to announce the creation of the Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize and the selection of Andrea Dalzell, Dr. Brian K. Kwon, and Reveca Torres as its inaugural recipients. Each prize winner is awarded $1 million, respectively.

Restless nature of human spinal cord, non-invasive imaging reveals

Published: September 10, 2020

EPFL scientists have developed a non-invasive technique for unraveling the complex dynamics generated by spinal cord circuits to unprecedented detail, a first in functional magnetic resonance imaging that may one day help diagnose spinal cord dysfunction or injury.

The spinal cord roughly looks like a long tube, with a diameter of only 1.5 cm, and yet this crucial part of the nervous system is essential for controlling how our arms and legs move, for giving us our sense of touch as well as a notion of where our bodies are in space.

This Australian-designed bionic glove will bring greater autonomy to paralysis patients

Published: September 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A new bionic glove being developed in Australia could see paralysis patients achieve greater autonomy.

The seeds of the KinoGlove project were sown 17 years ago, when biomedical engineer Puya Abolfathi began his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2003.

Differently abled, not disabled

Published: September 8, 2020

Better health, mobility for wheelchair-bound people wheelchair-users through sports

“Differently abled, not disabled” — this is how Noor Nahian, the founder of Bangladesh Wheelchair Sports Foundation captioned a photo of himself sitting in his wheelchair, that he posted on Twitter.

Covid-19 and Spinal Cord Injury: Staying well is the slogan of Spinal Cord Injury...

Published: September 5, 2020

Spinal Cord Injury DayThe Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for all, with or without disability. Persons with spinal cord injury are more vulnerable than others, and were left to fear severe complications and poor disease outcome. When confronted with protective measures and a lockdown, the physical, psychological and social needs of those persons in a wheelchair cannot be overstated. That’s why this year focus Spinal Cord Injury Day 2020 will be on the prevention of Covid-19 for persons with spinal cord injury, with the slogan “Covid-19 and SCI: Staying well”.

Neuralink Reveals Working Brain-to-Machine Interface

Published: September 1, 2020

NeuralinkIn a live demonstration, Elon Musk revealed that Neuralink has successfully installed a working brain-to-machine interface inside a pig.

Elon Musk’s brain-hacking company Neuralink demonstrated a working brain-to-machine interface in a live demonstration on August 28th.

2020 Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge

Published: August 31, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

2020 Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair ChallengeNASCAR legends Tony Stewart and Darrell Waltrip, Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, WWE Wrestler Bill Goldberg, Former MillerCoors Chairman Pete Coors, and Bass Pro Shop Founder Johnny Morris among Notables to Participate in the Inaugural Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge