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Monthly Archives: July 2012

UM’s Miami Project gets FDA approval for clinical paralysis trial

The FDA’s go-ahead makes The Miami Project’s clinical trial to aid against spinal cord injury the only one in the United States. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said Tuesday it has received federal approval...

In the parking lot, people have plenty of excuses — and hidden disabilities

A driver zips into a handicap parking space, bounces out of the car and runs inside the store, mall or theater. Disabled? Yeah, right.

‘Walking With Anthony’ and the Long Road to Recovery

It only takes a split second for a life altering spinal cord injury to occur. Anthony Purcell, 24, of Newport Beach, knows that all too well. After diving into the ocean in Florida in 2010 and...

Handicap parking abuse starts with doctors, critics say

Advocates for disabled people and critics of Michigan's generally lax enforcement of handicap parking laws say the problem starts with doctors. "They're the ones handing out the placards, and I do feel it is being...

Paralyzed vets get chance to play ball

The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America- Novi annual membership picnic Saturday was no ordinary picnic. This year's picnic came with an added bonus as members were able to utilize the completely wheelchair accessible Miracle League...

MayWeHelp.org

We are a nonprofit organization comprised of skilled volunteers gathered together to create customized devices and adaptations for people with specific needs at no cost to them. We connect individuals with specific needs to skilled...

Musical glove could improve mobility after spinal cord injury

The wireless device is helping tetraplegic study participants learn songs on a keyboard while improving sensation in their hands. A wireless musical glove developed at Georgia Tech not only teaches users to play songs on...

Neurons derived from cord blood cells may represent new therapeutic option

Protocol may open new avenues for cell-replacement therapies for neurological conditions LA JOLLA, CA—For more than 20 years, doctors have been using cells from blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after childbirth...

London 2012 Paralympics: How wheelchair rugby saved my life

When Steve Brown broke his neck it was wheelchair rugby that spurred him on to recovery. Now he’s captain of the sport’s GB Paralympic team In April 2005, my life was turned upside down. While...

Researchers to Create World Database for Nervous System Repair

With the ultimate goal of accelerating the discovery of drugs to regenerate or protect nerves after spinal cord injury, Miller School researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to develop a novel database to...