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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 4, 2014

Ongoing research on spinal cord injuries may change the way we think about the prognosis for patients with paralysis caused by Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs).

UofL Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Garners Significant Support

Published: September 4, 2014

helmsley logoThe Helmsley Charitable Trust provides $1.5 million grant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At three months of age, Emmalie Smith suffered a spinal cord injury leaving her paralyzed. Her parents, Amy and Bryce, took her to traditional physical and occupational therapy three times a week with the hope that their little girl would regain her ability to move.

Amy says the results were underwhelming, with Emmalie using her forehead to activate a motorized wheelchair.

Transplanted stem cells help prevent bladder fibrosis after spinal cord injury

Published: September 3, 2014

Cell-TransplantationBladder dysfunction common after SCI; B10 hMSCs that differentiate into smooth muscle cells can improve bladder function, say researchers

Putnam Valley, NY. (Sept. 3, 2014) – A team of researchers from Korea and Canada have found that transplantation of B10 cells (a stable immortalized human bone marrow derived –mesenchymal stem cell line; B10 hMSC) directly into the bladder wall of mice modeled with spinal cord injury (SCI) helped inhibit the development of bladder fibrosis and improved bladder function by promoting the growth of smooth muscle cells in the bladder.

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 2014

Published: September 2, 2014

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness MonthU.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

“…every 48 minutes a person will become paralyzed, underscoring the urgent need to develop new neuroprotection, pharmacological, and regeneration treatments to reduce, prevent, and reverse paralysis…”

U.S. Senate Recognizes September As “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month” – Designation Builds Support for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis…

PETITION: Wheelchair Access On Commercial Airlines

Published: September 1, 2014

add-your-namePlease push the Federal Aviation Association to require airlines to provide designated wheelchair accessible spaces on every commercial aircraft, which will allow passengers to remain safely seated in their personal wheelchairs.

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