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Monthly Archives: February 2012

New research shows how motor neurones are produced

The quest for treatments for motor neurone disease, spinal cord injury and strokes could be helped by new research that shows how key cells are produced. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have been able...

Equipped: Differently-abled get hi-tech wheelchairs

ISLAMABAD: Disability is in the environment, not the person. “These customised wheelchairs that we have received today will bridge the gap between the differently-abled and the constricted environment.” These words reflect the morale of...

No cure for spine injuries – but hope

With research offering promise, the focus of treatment has changed. Brendan Loney can't move his legs, but once a week, he sure does run. Suspended by a harness from the ceiling at Courage Center in Golden...

Study to probe heart health, spinal cord injury link

VANCOUVER — Marni Abbott-Peter has won three gold medals over years of playing basketball around the globe. It wasn't until she got out of the game that she realized keeping her heart in good shape...

Spinal injury researchers urge quick surgery

'Timing for a spinal cord injury matters,' Toronto head of North American study says Timing appears to be everything when it comes to surgery to help people who have suffered an upper spinal cord injury...

Get Up Stand Up for a cure for SCI

Get Up Stand Up…to raise money, raise awareness and raise the voices of the spinal cord injury community for a cure

High Doses of Load Slows Bone Loss in Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — Loss of bone density leads to brittle bones that fracture easily. It is a major complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), which affects about 250,000 Americans every year. A new clinical trial conducted...

From accident to rehab to fatherhood (Disability Dads series)

Tim Rushby-Smith became paralysed and a parent at the same time. Six years later, he writes about his life as a wheelchair-using dad of two. It is impossible to separate the birth of our daughter...

Rolling on inspiration: Support group helps newly disabled

They are the rabbits to chase in any race. On Sunday, more than a dozen members of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group will compete in Fort Lauderdale's A1A Marathon in the handcrank wheelchair division. "We...

Ekso Bionics Delivers First “Ekso” Exoskeleton

Investigational Studies Completed: All Paraplegic Patients Walked During First Session BERKELEY, CA, Feb 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ekso Bionics today announced that the first commercial unit of its Ekso exoskeleton was delivered...