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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Costumes for Wheelchair Users

If you're a person who uses a wheelchair, it can be a challenge trying to decide what costume to wear for an upcoming Halloween party. But, if you spend some time online, you'll find...

From Hope to How Soon? Paralympian and Gold Medalist, Victoria Arlen Sets Her Sights...

Paralympian swimmer, Victoria Arlen defies odds and comes back from a vegetative state to win gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. With the same determination competing in the pool, Arlen now focuses her...

Drug may reduce chronic pain for spinal cord injuries

West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be...

Rehab centers adopt motion-based treatments for spinal-cord patients

Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord in functions formerly controlled by the brain. Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord...

Does the Timing of Surgery to Treat Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Affect Outcomes?

New Rochelle, NY — Performing surgery to take pressure off the spine after a traumatic injury soon after the event could prevent or reverse some of the secondary damage caused by swelling and decreased...

A pacemaker in the brain for spinal cord injury?

Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have...

Dr. John Martin awarded $3.7M for movement control studies

$3.4M from NIH for brain development and injury research; $300K from Neilsen Foundation to study recovery of movement after brain or spinal injury The laboratory of Dr. John Martin, medical professor in The City College...

Muffy Davis achieves goals despite injury

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she used to ski against Picabo Street, the two rivals dreaming of someday competing for Olympic gold. Davis had that dream taken away when she was just 16 years...

Ocean City family offering athletes with spinal cord injuries a place to swim

OCEAN CITY — For some of the swimmers, like Angel Mullin, they hadn’t been in the water since before their injuries. But Bruckner Chase, his wife and his sister-in-law weren’t about to let that...

Knocking Out Spinal Cord Injury: Neuroscientist and Professional Boxer Team Up

Rutgers' Wise Young and Army Capt. Boyd Melson fight to bring clinical trials to the United States What would one of the world’s leading researchers in spinal cord injury and a professional boxer have...