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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clinical trial will target spinal-cord injuries

Published: September 15, 2014

health-newsThe University of Arizona Medical Center is the site of a two-year clinical trial for a drug that could help people with acute spinal-cord injuries.

Sixty trauma centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe will test the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug SUN13837, to determine whether it can protect and regenerate spinal nerves, UA Medical Center officials say.

The study is sponsored by Asubio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or SUN13837 within 12 hours of injury and then daily for 28 days.

People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving

Published: September 15, 2014

People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba divingWhen Chris Kaag boarded a flight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip in May 2011, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet flopped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind.

Put simply, maneuvering the plane’s narrow aisle was, as usual, “not a pretty sight,” says Kaag, a Marine Corps veteran and business owner who has a rare disorder that makes his lower body increasingly unresponsive to his mind’s commands.

MTSU lab provides hope for people with spinal chord injuries

Published: September 12, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Tim Patterson-water-treadmillMURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Tim Patterson is taking a short walk across the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. It’s a remarkable feat for a man who’s been paralyzed for seven years.

A tumor on his spine left Patterson confined to a wheelchair, but his involvment in groundbreaking new research has given him new hope.

For the past two years, Patterson has participated in mobility research at MTSU’s Human Performance Lab. The lab is exploring the use of water treadmills as a way to improve the mobility of individuals with disabilities.

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Published: September 11, 2014
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Tory Williams combats controversy surrounding stem cell therapy with new book

Published: September 10, 2014

Inevitable-CollisionMary Ann Liebert Inc. makes foray from scientific and medical journals to consumer arena with launch of new non-fiction work, ‘Inevitable Collision’

(New Rochelle, New York) September 10, 2014 – Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring Story that Brought Stem Cell Research to Conservative America, in an effort to bring awareness to the growing conversation and debate surrounding stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 9, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Tuesday Talk With AlexWhen living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), there are more challenges than just not being able to walk. There are other healthcare issues that are very important.

Here are a few of the secondary conditions mentioned by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Hard work, innovative program helps her walk again

Published: September 7, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Cara-MoroThree years ago, Cara Moro was given the devastating news: She would never walk again.

While performing a cheerleading stunt on Sept. 3, 2011, the 19-year-old Santa Fe College student and cheerleader broke her back at the T11 vertabrae in the lower back. She damaged her spinal cord and was paralyzed from the waist down.

But thanks to her determination and specialized exercise-based therapy, Moro is able to walk today.

Paralyzed Artist Creates Works That Reflect Shooting That Injured Her

Published: September 5, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mariam-ParéLINCOLN PARK — Mariam Paré paints by loosely holding her paintbrush between her molars.

Paré is paralyzed, the victim of random gun violence that left her unable to walk, and with limited use of her hands.

It’s been 18 years since a bullet lodged in her spine while on a visit to Virginia; she still does not know who shot the bullet that nearly ended her lifelong goal to be an artist. The 38-year-old says it took about eight years after she was shot to get back to the point where her art was before the shooting.

UnderstandSCI.com

Published: September 4, 2014
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This website is designed to provide information about spinal cord injury to patients and their families.

New research offers help for spinal cord patients

Published: September 4, 2014

rygrad-manipuleretIn a study on rats, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered the cause of the involuntary muscle contractions which patients with severe spinal cord injuries frequently suffer. The findings have just been published in the Journal of Neuroscience and, in the long run, can pave the way for new treatment methods.

Three thousand Danish patients suffer from severe spinal cord injuries after being involved in traffic accidents or accidents at work.