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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ex-Kwantlen student launches paper while coping with spinal-cord injury

Starting a student newspaper is a challenge under the best of circumstances. Doing this while partially paralyzed takes it to a whole new level. These days, DJ Lam can often be found peering at a...

Simple steps reduce spinal cord injury

With fair weather and more tolerable temperatures, the arrival of fall months often draws people outdoors to enjoy a variety of activities. However, as people spend more time outdoors, their exposure to high-risk behavior...

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at UofK

The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine was established in 1999 to promote both individual and collaborative studies on injuries to the spinal cord...

Researchers develop therapy to treat paralysis

"The majority of the research programs at the Cleveland FES Center focus on spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke," Mary Buckett, Cleveland FES researcher, said. "SCI programs at the FES Center vary and range...

Leo Maxam, The Green Room: Disabled surfer will ride in Cold Water Classic today

Inside the competitors' tent at the O'Neill Cold Water Classic you'll find a long rack of brightly colored and stickered-up surfboards, all stashed by pro surfers preparing to paddle out for their heats. One...

Paralyzed vet finds freedom donning a wet suit

Rio Rancho, N.M. -- Jim Hay knows a thing or two about adventure and he certainly isn't one to shy away from a challenge. So he was more than ready to pull on a...

New UAB lab helps spinal cord patients cope

A new lab at UAB's Spain Rehabilitation Center offers spinal cord injury patients a look at how technology can help them overcome disabilities, particularly in using computers and other electronic equipment. The Dr. Samuel L....

‘Never Ever Boy’ from Quincy proving doctors wrong

Quincy native Trevor Akers is called a "Never Ever Boy" at a Physical Therapy clinic in Fayetteville, Ga. That's because after a motorcycle accident in July 2003 in Quincy, doctors told him he would "never...

Mind Power and Artificial Connection Used to Move Paralyzed Limbs

Scientists recently succeeded in stimulating paralyzed muscles through an artificial connection. In time the breakthrough by scientists at the University of Washington (UW) could benefit patients handicapped by stroke, spinal cord injury and similar...

Nerve repair, biodetectors, proton therapy, microscopic medical devices

Biomedical research highlights of AVS 55th International Symposium & Exhibition in Boston, Oct. 19-24 1) CELL "PRINTING" PAVES WAY TO ARTIFICIAL ORGANS Despite the success of organ transplantation surgery, many people in need of transplants die...