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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Human stem cells restore motor function in mice

IRVINE — A UC Irvine study is the first to demonstrate that human neural stem cells can restore mobility in cases of chronic spinal cord injury, suggesting the prospect of treating a much broader...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces Expansion of NeuroRecovery Network

Three community-based health and wellness facilities to provide better access to exercise for those living with paralysis The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has named three new locations to its NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) Community Fitness...

Lifelong athlete shows determination in dealing with spinal injury

Who: Heidi Schindler, 27, Gervais; 5 feet 6 inches, 145 pounds. Backstory: Schindler, a lifelong athlete, suffered a spinal cord injury in January while snowboarding. Her injury is at T9, which means she has full...

Department of Defense Gives $5.4 Million to Spinal Cord Injury Research

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation a $5.4 million grant to support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for...

Vehicle Production Group – MV-1

Headquartered in South Florida, The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) is proud to introduce the new 2011 MV-1. The MV-1 is the first mobility vehicle that was designed from the ground up for...

GameBase

The SpecialEffect Charity, which runs the GameBase, began as a result of an award winning Ace Centre Project. SpecialEffect is dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. We'll do whatever...

EnableMart

The EnableMart mission is to market, promote, and distribute innovative technology-based products and services that promote independence, enhance productivity, and change the lives of individuals with disabilities. Our vision is to bring about awareness...

Robust Regeneration of Injured Nerves Achieved for First Time in Adult Mammalian Spinal Cord

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites that control voluntary movement. These findings provide hope that it...

Hopes raised for spinal injury as stem cells are ‘virtually identical’

Spinal cord injury patients may be another step closer to treatment that could repair damaged nerve tissue. According to research from the Whitehead Institute in the US, human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent...

Iraq Veteran Will Be First to Get Adult Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord...

Last week, the FDA gave biotech firm Geron the green light to proceed with clinical trials of an embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries. But while we wait on promising embryonic stem...