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Monthly Archives: March 2013

After injury leaves him paralyzed, an MMA fighter battles still

This is the first in a series of stories about local mixed martial arts fighter Devin Johnson, who suffered a traumatic injury while training for his first professional bout. The fist catches his cheekbone. He...

Nutrition for people with spinal cord injuries

Maintaining health can prevent secondary complications from developing, new book says oanne Smith and Kylie James knew that diet plays a significant role in the health of people with neurological disorders. But they couldn’t find...

Doctors seek new subjects after first successful cell transplant

After decades of research, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has completed its first human cell transplant for a spinal cord injury. Doctors grew what are called Schwann cells from nerve tissue taken from an...

New Hope for Reversing the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

New Brunswick, NJ – Walking is the obvious goal for individuals who have a chronic spinal cord injury, but it is not the only one. Regaining sensation and continence control also are important goals...

Can you still enjoy intercourse if you’re severely disabled? This bride-to-be, who has no...

Sophie Morgan was left paralysed after a car accident in 2003, aged 18; Has no sensation from the waist down but has no complaints about intercourse; Sophie thought she'd live in celibacy, and discovered...

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling good for people with spinal cord injury

A new study by Kennedy Krieger Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (Epub ahead of print) finds that long-term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, as part of a rehabilitation regimen, is...