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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Parking Mobility

Published: June 14, 2010

Parking Mobility was born from the need to ensure accessible parking for people with disabilities. While there are many disabled parking spots assigned close to shopping locations they are not always available or easy to find in other areas. These parking spots are also often used by people who do not have a disability placard. It seemed to us that there were some technology tools that we could use to engage with the community to help address these issues.

Spinal-cord research earns national honor

Published: June 9, 2010

Dr. Anthony F. DiMarco, a physician at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, is making a difference in the lives of patients with spinal-cord injuries.

His two decades of research in that area have earned the Solon resident national recognition from the American Spinal Injury Association. A professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine and physiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Dr. DiMarco was honored with the Apple Award of excellence from the association.

Targeted molecules play only minor role in axon repair

Published: June 9, 2010

Discovery underscores difficulties in developing regenerative spinal cord injury therapies

Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that removing three key inhibitory molecules from myelin – the insulating material that surrounds nerve cell fibers – does not significantly boost the ability of injured spinal axons to regenerate and restore themselves to full function.

Improving Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury; Treated Rats Regain Limb Control

Published: June 9, 2010

BALTIMORE, June 9 (AScribe Newswire) — Once damaged, nerves in the spinal cord normally cannot grow back and the only drug approved for treating these injuries does not enable nerve regrowth. Publishing online this week in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine show that treating injured rat spinal cords with an enzyme, sialidase, improves nerve regrowth, motor recovery and nervous system function.

Monkey Helpers for the Disabled

Published: June 7, 2010

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities.

We raise and train these monkeys to act as live-in companions who, over the course of 20-30 years, will provide the gifts of independence, companionship, dignity and hope to the people they help.

Proposal to Extend Spinal Cord Research Funding Introduced

Published: June 7, 2010

The Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 2005 was created to fund spinal cord injury research at the University of California and is currently up for renewal.

Spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating, often rendering sufferers immobile or without the use of their extremities. The Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 2005 was created to fund spinal cord injury research at the University of California and is currently up for renewal.

Curing spinal-cord injury life’s goal for Ottawa surgeon

Published: June 7, 2010

OTTAWA-Dr. Eve Tsai has made a real name for herself with her work in the operating room and in the research lab, Matthew Pearson reports.

The tragedy of young lives altered forever by freak accidents or foolish mistakes drives Dr. Eve Tsai to find a cure for spinal-cord injuries.

The causes may vary from car crash to sports mishap, but the result is often the same: a lifetime of paralysis.

With U.S. stem cell treatments limited, patients try other countries

Published: June 6, 2010

Disillusioned by U.S. doctors who could not help their daughter with cerebral palsy, Kara Anderson’s parents did something they could not have imagined a few years ago: They took her to China.

Specialists in the Chicago area, where the family lives, said that Kara’s brain injury was permanent and that the 9-year-old would probably end up in a wheelchair because of severe twisting in her leg muscles. But then her parents heard stories about children who had improved after receiving injections of stem cells.

The treatment was not available in the United States. It was only commercially available abroad.

Campaign to Cure Paralysis Map

Published: June 6, 2010

Be counted: Living with paralysis? Care about the cause? Add your voice. Show the world the strength of our community!

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has just relaunched the Campaign to Cure Paralysis map, now with better visualization tools and an expanded access to the paralysis community.

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is asking those affected by paralysis — the injured, their families and friends, caregivers and professionals — to add their names and stories to this map.

Never walk again? Yes, he did

Published: June 5, 2010

HARTWELL – Harris Abramson remembers it like it was yesterday – the moment a surgeon stood at his hospital bed, looked down at him and told the avid mountain climber and bicyclist that he would probably never walk again.

Seven years after that day, Abramson walked into the Spinal Cord Injury Expo at the Drake Center on Saturday. He was there, like he is every year, to meet with other survivors, to listen to their stories and share his.