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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bangalore: They’re job ready. But workplace isn’t ready

A wheelchair-bound man got a placement, but couldn't take it up as the workplace wasn't disabled-friendly. Meet P Shivashankar Naidu, Anjanappa SN and Shivaraj MV. They wanted to become somebodies in society and support their...

Kosair Charities gives UofL $7.3 million to help children regain use of limbs

UofL adds $2.7 million to effort from Owsley Frazier gift Efforts by University of Louisville researchers to help children with spinal cord injuries received a significant boost today. UofL announced that Kosair Charities is providing...

Paying it Forward: Helping those with Spinal Injuries

We love to bring you good news and all this month we are spotlighting individuals who "Pay It Forward" and make a difference here in Northeast Ohio. " Quitting has never been an option for...

Scientists identify clue to regrowing nerve cells

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a chain reaction that triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches, a discovery that one day may help improve treatments...

Spinal cord injury: Prosthetic bladder ‘controls urine’

A device that could one day restore bladder function to patients with a severed spinal cord has been devised by UK researchers and tested in animals. Nerve damage can leave no sense of when the...

Treadmill step training promotes motor function after incomplete spinal cord injury

A large body of evidence shows that spinal circuits are significantly affected by training, and that intrinsic circuits that drive locomotor tasks are located in lumbosacral spinal segments in rats with complete spinal cord...

After dire diagnosis, man with spinal cord injury tells his story through blog

As a junior at the University of Cincinnati, Ryan Atkins was “on top of the world”. He had a full ride scholarship, a good internship and everything that comes with college life. “I thought at...

Denny Sanford Donates 100 Million to UCSD

Philanthropist Denny Sanford is donating $100 million to UC San Diego to speed up attempts to turn discoveries about human stem cells into drugs and therapies to treat everything from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease...

Nanoparticles Ease Inflammation In Mice With Spinal Cord Injuries

Drug Delivery: Overactive immune cells swallow Trojan horse nanoparticles that carry anti-inflammatory drugs The human immune system can be an overenthusiastic caregiver. In a spinal cord wound, immune cells often aggravate the injury by stirring...

Stem cell scarring aids recovery from spinal cord injury

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that the scar tissue formed by stem cells after a spinal cord injury does not impair recovery; in fact, stem cell scarring...