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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spinal cord injury won’t slow this young ballerina

ATLANTA, Ga. - The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it's pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower. Watching her preschooler, wearing a...

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial for dogs with severe spinal cord injury

"Chondroitinase improves the outcome after spinal cord injuries in lab animals; therefore it could also benefit dogs and people suffering from the same conditions." The purpose of our clinical trial is to help these severely...

Paralysis leads to business success

On July 27, 1993, 19-year-old Paul Farthing was playing with his Great Dane pup near his backyard pool. “I had just shaved my head and was preparing to go back to The Citadel. I was...

Not so Silly Putty: UM researchers use one of its components to turn stem...

Crain’s Detroit Business is long overdue for a story or blog on Silly Putty. Better late than never, here we go: As it turns out, a main component in silly putty helps stem cells that...

Spinal injury proves no barrier to competing in sport

A MAN left paralysed after a diving accident in Tenerife has made a five hundred mile round trip to compete in the Inter Spinal Unit Games. Marc Bonnar, who was paralysed after the accident in...

Man’s idea for big wheels lets him hit the sand rolling

VIRGINIA BEACH Bill Fertig struggled with beach vacations for years. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair...

Doctors use gaming to mend spinal injuries

NEW DELHI: The rehabilitation department of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre has introduced a new and engaging form of rehabilitation: video games. This new form of virtual reality therapy has helped patients become more motivated...

Light-Activated Neurons May Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

LONDON, April 10, 2014 — Paralysis caused by a motor neuron disease or spinal cord injury understandably causes feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and despair. But there is optimism in a new technique that can...

Spinal Cord Injury Improved After Gene Therapy

On April 2, The Journal of Neuroscience published a study on the use of a single administration of a gene-therapy targeting scar tissue at the site of a spinal cord injury in rats. The...

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: ‘This is a breakthrough’

(CNN) -- At her research lab at the University of Louisville, neuroscientist Susan Harkema turned her back to her study subject to check a reading on a computer screen. "Hey Susie, look at this," the...