Daily Archives: August 20, 2009
Nitric oxide metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid correlate with injury severity and motor recovery
(HealthDay News) — The concentration of nitric oxide metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF [NOx]) of people with spinal cord injury correlates to the severity of their injury and is a predictor of neurologic recovery, according to a study reported in the Aug. 15 issue of Spine.
The I Believe Inc. organization produces a public access television show which provides information and virtual access to events and stories that are important to the disabled community.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is one of the biggest players in the spinal cord injury research arena (not counting the Reeve Foundation, of course). The catalyst for the Miami Project was the injury in a college football game of Marc Bouniconti who has lived with quadriplegia since 1985. His dad, Nick Bouniconti, is an NFL hall of famer and former Miami Dolphin.
This week Sports Illustrated has Marc in his wheelchair on the cover! The story of his injury intertwined his life with the lives of two other men is remarkable.