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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Brain Cells From Adults Repair Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

Scientists from Canada have found that spinal cord paralysis in rats can be eased / repaired by transplanting brain cells taken from the adult mouse. It may be possible to take brain cells...

Spinal Cord Injury and Pregnancy

Spinal cord trauma is most often due to accidents and usually involve the Cervical and Thoracic spine. Spinal cord injuries do not prevent conception, but they do increase the risk of other conditions that...

Snowboarder’s recovery subject of Emmy-winning film

BRECKENRIDGE - Four years ago, Breckenridge competitive snowboarder Matt Wyffels was involved in a horrific snowboarding accident that left him completely paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors told him that he would live the...

Focus On Spinal Cord Injury And Prosthetics

The current issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD Vol. 42) includes eight articles on spinal cord injury--addressing topics such as bone mineral density, women's sexuality, and chronic pain--and three articles...

Scotland gets landmark housing project for people with spinal injuries

The heads of two charitable organisations have come together to mark the start of a housing project to help people from across Scotland build new lives after spinal cord injury. Margaret Blackwood Housing Association and...

Spinal-cord injury research shows promise

PHILADELPHIA - For years, scientists have been trying to make injured spinal cords grow back, with limited success. Lying awake in bed one night, University of Pennsylvania neurobiologist Douglas Smith came up with an offbeat...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

The current issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) mainly analyses articles related to spinal cord injury, bone mineral density, women's sexuality, chronic pain and prosthetics research. Under the title that dealt...

Cooling Device Used To Help Spinal Cord Injuries

MIAMI, Fla. -- Spinal cord injuries are very difficult to treat and many times, the damage is permanent. However, a new device helps the spine heal by cooling it down. When police Officer Manuel Gomez...

Virtual reality helps spinal cord patients gain confidence

Spinal injury patient Bob Jones may be paralyzed and in a wheelchair, but he won't sit still for long. He uses virtual reality technology to help him with his injury. "This gives you an idea...

Illinois woman undergoes experimental stem-cell surgery in Portugal

Within weeks of experimental stem-cell surgery Oct. 29 in Portugal, Jacki Rabon - paralyzed from the waist down after an auto accident two years ago - was standing and walking in Detroit. But metal braces...