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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Miracle man walks again

IN THE two years since a bizarre motel fall left him with a terrifying spinal cord injury, Maryborough's Peter Edwards never gave up. With an unyielding, positive attitude the 42-year-old - diagnosed as a quadriplegic...

Road To Recovery

TUPELO, Miss. - Not long ago, Jade Yates lived the life of a normal active- teenager; then everything changed in a split second. "I was in a car accident March 4th of 2008 and I...

Two Powerful Foundations Join Forces To Create the Nation’s Premier Spinal Cord Injury Organization

Life Rolls On Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Merge SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On what would have been Christopher Reeve's 57th birthday, Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) and the Christopher...

New Academy to Improve Health Care for the Spinal Cord Injured Supported by Paralyzed...

DALLAS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new interdisciplinary force for quality health care for people living with spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, will officially launch this week. The...

Life; Paralyzed Exhibit

Christina Symanski is a painter. She has an exhibit going on right now at Kean University in New Jersey. I’m happy to report that my recent exhibit opening was a big success. This particular...

Redefining ‘Cured’

A spinal-cord-injury activist puts a new priority on living with—not fighting—paralysis. Ever since 1988, wheelchairs have figured into Alan T. Brown's dreams. That was the year his neck was crushed by an ocean wave...

Immune response to spinal cord injury may worsen damage

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After spinal cord injury, certain immune cells collect in the spinal fluid and release high levels of antibodies. What, if anything, those antibodies do there is unknown. A new study by neuroscientists...

Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Researchers at UCLA and the University of Zurich have enabled paralyzed lab rats to walk again.

Regaining independence after being paralyzed at 17

On March 13, 1991, while preparing for a motorcycle race competition, my bike collided with a rock and my life changed forever. I was airlifted to a Boston hospital, where the emergency room physician...

UCLA scientists make paralyzed rats walk again after spinal-cord injury

UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable paralyzed rats to walk and even run again while supporting their full weight on a treadmill. Published Nov. 20...