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Yearly Archives: 2010

Findings offer potential significance to the recovery of walking after spinal cord injury

Published: January 22, 2010

Researchers at the medical university Karolinska Institutet have created a genetically modified mouse in which certain neurons can be activated by blue light. Shining blue light on brainstems or spinal cords isolated from these mice produces walking-like motor activity. The findings, which are published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, are of potential significance to the recovery of walking after spinal cord injury.

First U.S. Stem Cells Transplanted into Spinal Cord

Published: January 21, 2010

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — For the first time in the United States, stem cells have been directly injected into the spinal cord of a patient, researchers announced Thursday.

Doctors injected stem cells from 8-week-old fetal tissue into the spine of a man in his early 60s who has advanced ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It was part of a clinical trial designed to determine whether it is safe to inject stem cells into the spinal cord and whether the cells themselves are safe.

Bioness on A Current Affairs News

Published: January 19, 2010

ACA, December 21 2009: An electrifying breakthrough that brings real hope to people whove suffered catastrophic injury.

Underwater treadmills provide cutting-edge spinal cord injury rehab

Published: January 19, 2010

Physical therapist Sandra Stevens first explored the use of underwater treadmills at Middle Tennessee State University with children suffering from cerebral palsy. She hypothesized that the underwater system might also have profound benefits for spinal cord injury patients struggling to relearn how to walk and move. Stevens noted dramatic improvement in endurance in patients who used the treadmills as part of their rehabilitation program. She said, “So they’ve gone from four or five minutes of walking to 32 or 34 minutes. That’s a big improvement,” in a DNA India article.

Stevens’ research has already helped a handful of spinal cord injury survivors to relearn to walk after suffering from full or partial paralysis.

What is a spinal cord injury- Finetech Medical

Published: January 18, 2010

What is a spinal cord injury? This short clip shows what is meant by a spinal cord injury and explains how this can effect the bladder and bowel.

Dad-of-two was left paralysed after he was knocked off his bicycle

Published: January 18, 2010

Vince Barton’s life will never be the same again.

The father-of-two’s world was turned upside down when he was hit by a car while cycling to work in an accident that left him unable to use his limbs.

Now he is pleading with motorists to take more care on the roads as figures revealed he was among 125 cyclists – more than two a week – who were hurt in road accidents in our area last year.

Off those, 22 victims were seriously injured and, like Mr Barton, the effects on their lives have been devastating.

Paralysed former gymnast insists: I will walk again

Published: January 17, 2010

A gymnast who was paralysed when a lighting structure fell on her during a party in Qawra is determined that she will walk again.

Indeed, stem cell treatment she started in Moscow is already working “miraculously” for Vlada Kravchenko, who is now able to use her hips and thighs to crawl after suffering the horrific injury in 2008.

You can help the disabled in Haiti

Published: January 16, 2010

Over the last couple of days, the Reeve Foundation has focused on supporting relief efforts that are directed at the people of Haiti with existing and newly acquired disabilities. Portlight Strategies and UCP Wheels For Humanity are a perfect match for our mission and are mobilizing rapidly.

Both of these organizations are known to the Reeve Foundation from previous Quality of Life Grants and are already in motion shipping medical supplies and wheelchairs to Haiti.

Will Spinal Cord Injuries Fall Through the Cracks in Haiti?

Published: January 16, 2010

Haiti Needs Spine-Specific Medical Aid, Doctors Say

Medical professionals are concerned that one class of injury — spinal cord trauma — may not be getting proper response in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday.

Spinal cord injuries will be one of the most critical traumas faced by those trapped or injured in the wake of the disaster face, says Dr. Colleen O’Connell, secretary of Helping Hands for Haiti, a non-profit dedicated to providing medical rehabilitation services in Haiti.

How the Finetech Bladder Control System works

Published: January 15, 2010

The Finetech Medical Bladder Control System. Used by people with complete spinal cord injury