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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Man uses Able Flight to check items off his bucket list

An Able Flight participant will get to check two items off his bucket list after completing the program at Purdue. In 2009, Steven Scott, from Poway, Calif., sustained a spinal cord injury in a car...

Fatherhood no longer just a dream for men with severe spinal cord injuries

Buz Straw's dreams of fatherhood were shattered - just like his neck and spinal cord - when the front-end loader he was operating tipped over the second storey of Vancouver's Woodward's building as it...

LeGrand hopes to inspire others with new book

NEW BRUNSWICK — Eric LeGrand’s story of perseverence from a paralyzing spinal cord injury already has touched millions across the world, and now it will be detailed in book form. HarperCollins Publishers on Tuesday announced...

Spinal cord, heal thyself

UCLA study shows omega-3 fatty acid and curry spice repair tissue damage, preserve walking in rats with spinal-cord injury UCLA researchers discovered that a diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and an ingredient...

Lyrica Approved for Spinal Neuropathic Pain

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Lyrica for the management of neuropathic pain associated with chronic, debilitating spinal cord injuries. Lyrica, the brand name for pregabalin, is manufactured by Pfizer...

InVivo Therapeutics Protects And Regenerates The Spinal Cord Resulting in Functional Improvement Below the...

Frank Reynolds, of InVivo Therapeutics (NVIV), says the company is on the verge of unprecedented technology for the treatment of the spinal cord. The Massachusetts-based medical device company is developing regenerative and neuroprotective technologies...

The Can-Do American Spirit: The Incredible Journey of Mark Stephan

In the tough times this country is currently navigating, there are plenty of tales of woe and despair to go around. However, there are certain inspirational people who somehow manage to rise above the obstacles...

Spinal cord research finds morphine might hinder healing

Morphine administered to those with spinal cord injuries can slow the recovery of locomotor function, increase tissue loss and even produce symptoms of increased pain in chronic sufferers, according to a Texas A&M associate...

Paralyzed Teen Walks At High School Graduation

Scripps Ranch High School Senior Patrick Ivison Paralyzed 17 Years Ago SAN DIEGO -- A Scripps High School senior who was left paralyzed for 17 years walked at his graduation ceremony on Tuesday. For the last...

Paralympics: Murderball on wheels

Crash! The sound of metal hitting metal reverberates around the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Most people only ever visit here if they are unfortunate enough to have suffered a spinal injury. I can hardly...