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Monthly Archives: November 2003

Monkey test offers hope to paralysed

The treated monkeys, which had suffered paralysis in one hand, regained 80 per cent of the movement they had lost. Up to 12 months of further study is needed to confirm these results and, in...

New study may explain spinal cord pain

BY PAULA BRADY - Staff Reporter A new study by Yale researchers has found a possible explanation for chronic pain in patients with spinal cord injuries. Conduction of signals in nerve cells is controlled by molecular...

Feeling restored after paralysis

Scientists say they have successfully restored feeling to patients paralysed for at least two years. A team from the University of San Paulo in Brazil said 12 out of 30 spinal cord patients responded to...

Blocking immune response to spinal cord injury can improve chances for recovery

People who suffer spinal cord injuries may have a greater chance of recovery if treated with drugs that block the body’s own Immune Response to the initial trauma, researchers from the Reeve-Irvine Research Center...

Understanding the Importance of Language

Every day more than thirty people become paralyzed from spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease. SCI generally results in one of two types of paralysis: 1. Paraplegia ­ paralysis affecting the legs and lower part...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Cure Research

When spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs, one of the most difficult issues to deal with is that there is no “cure” at the present time. One would think that with the explosion...

NUTRITION AND DIET

After a spinal cord injury, three primary areas of nutritional concern are: regulation of bowel habits, skin care, and weight management. Dietary habits affect how these problems are prevented and managed. Bowel management is an...

Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

This InfoSheet is based in large part on "Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Features, Prevalence, and Taxonomy"* by Philip J. Siddal, Robert P. Yezierski, and John D. Loeser and edited by Michael C....

Equipment eases adjustment

Paralyzed from the neck down and still dependent on a respirator, actor Christopher Reeve is nevertheless a man with much work to do. "I can't get down to my office the way I used...

Exercise may speed spinal cord repair

Running boosts nerve talk in injured rats. Exercise speeds the recovery of rats with spinal cord injuries, a new study suggests. Regular runs prompt the release of chemicals that help damaged nerve cells...