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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stem cell therapy- the future treatment for spinal cord injury?

European researchers have made significant progress in the attempt to treat spinal cord injuries using stem cell therapy. Although there have been several attempt to cure spinal cord injury patients, the results were not...

Zina Hermez – “A few quick tips on how I heal”

My dad fell in church the other day. He said it happened as he was going down the steps. He felt a shooting pain in his back shortly before and there was nowhere to...

Spinal Injury Incidence About 5 Percent in Iraq/Afghanistan

The incidence of spinal trauma sustained by military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan is about 5 percent, according to a study published in the Sept. 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint...

Paul Williams won’t be punished by spinal cord injury

Former Middleweight World Champion, Paul “The Punisher” Williams (41W-2L-27KO) recently gave his first televised interview…

Paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand looks to inspire, uplift with new book

Nobody can say Eric LeGrand never asked, "Why me?" He did. Many times. The former Rutgers football player, who was paralyzed after a tackle during an October 2010 game, asked himself why he had a...

Breaking Barriers: Shooting victims say that rap music ‘saved us’

Welcome to reality. You are a teenager in the Bronx, and you have been shot by a gun. You have a spinal cord injury and a new identity: paraplegic. Life as you know it...

Canadian stem cell trials impeded by federal regulations, doctors say

When a Swiss-based researcher announced this month he had achieved some improvement in profoundly paralyzed spinal-cord-injury patients with an injection of stem cells, he generated headlines worldwide. Dr. Armin Curt’s findings were the first...

Governor Brown Vetoes Paralysis Cure Research Bill

The Governor of California has just dealt a devastating blow to paralysis cure research. Yesterday afternoon, driving home after a trip to Sacramento to talk to Secretary of Health Diana Dooley, who was very supportive...

Exercise may help prevent infection for paraplegic individuals

medwireNews: Results from a pilot study suggest that a moderate amount of exercise may result in enhanced immunity in paraplegic athletes. As individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are known to be susceptible to recurrent...

Neural stem cells regenerate axons

SAN DIEGO — In a study at the University of California, San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare, researchers were able to regenerate “an astonishing degree” of axonal growth at the site of severe...