Monthly Archives: September 2013
The future of medical science can be found at Southeast Missouri State University.
Dr. Santaneel Ghosh of the Physics and Engineering Physics Department is conducting cellular research with a variety of Southeast students. The students are developing nano-particles that could aid victims of spinal cord injuries.
A conference last week that brought together doctors, patients and support groups and services is the first step in a movement toward more comprehensive care for people with spinal cord injuries, organizers say.
The Sept. 21 Spinal Cord Injury: Surgery and Rehabilitation event held at Providence St. Patrick Hospital and sponsored by Montana Neuroscience Institute Foundation drew upward of 60 people.
The inaugural event is a sign that the mentality behind treating spinal cord injuries is changing, said Michelle Cole.
4 Wheels, 2 Hearts, 1 Mission! A blog by a couple who live in TX and write about disability issues. Michelle was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy when she was 40.
Going Off-Road with Tracked Wheelchairs! Technology isn’t just fun and games… it can have a major impact in people’s lives. We’re looking at tech that enables people to overcome their disabilities!
After suffering severe spinal cord injury in workplace accident, Natalie Barnhard has devoted herself to helping others with spinal cord injuries through her Wheels With Wings Foundation. She dreams of one day helping build a local rehab facility
Natalie M. Barnhard has a dream. Actually, she has three of them.
The most immediate is to continue helping other people with spinal cord injuries, through her Wheels With Wings Foundation that has raised about $115,000.
Her long-range goal is to help build a local rehabilitation and support center for people with such injuries.
AC105 improved motor function after spinal cord injury in preclinical studies
ARDSLEY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 25, 2013– Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOR) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a trial of AC105, its proprietary magnesium formulation for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). This Phase 2 trial will evaluate the safety and tolerability of the drug in people with traumatic SCI, and also incorporates several exploratory efficacy measures.
Real-time Imaging Technique Provides Essential Molecular Picture of Protective Nerve Sheath
Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine myelin damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). An extremely difficult disease to diagnose, the tool will help physicians diagnose patients earlier, monitor the disease’s progression, and evaluate therapy efficacy.
Finding a solution for brain and spinal cord injury
The Fournier lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute is working to answer a fundamental question: what happens after a nerve cell gets injured? Damage to nerve cells in the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and the spinal cord, often means permanent damage due to these cells’ limited capacity to repair and regenerate.
Unlike many other cells in the human body, adult nerve cells in the CNS cannot spontaneously repair. Hence, damage to the spinal cord can result in permanent paralysis to the body parts below the site of injury.
Broadened Horizons develops and delivers unique, innovative solutions empowering those with upper extremity physical mobility limitations with tools to break down barriers and lead fulfilling lives as equals within society.
Revised Guidelines from ANSI/RESNA for Safe Wheelchair Securement with Dr. Larry Schneider (UMTRI)