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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Upper Limb Kinematics After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Review

Although a number of upper limb kinematic studies have been conducted, no review actually addresses the key-features of open-chain upper limb movements after cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of this literature review...

The wheelchair rugby team that’s so popular there’s a waiting list

A WHEELCHAIR rugby team has become so popular that they have had to set up a waiting list for future players. The Dorset Destroyers currently have 20 places, which have all been filled ahead of...

Study on dopamine neurons could instruct research into mobility and neurological disorders

Scientists studying hatchling fish have made a new advance in studying a chemical in the brain that impacts on movement. The team from the University of Leicester Department of Biology has examined transparent hatchling zebrafish...

Student working to restore walking in people with spiral cord injury

The Rick Hansen Foundation reported 86,000 people in Canada living with a spinal cord injury. Ashley Dalrymple, who hails from Wetaskiwin, is a student at the University of Alberta conducting research to help patients...

World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2015 team lists published

Earlier today, World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2015 published the team lists on their website for the upcoming event. The Canadian team includes Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Sonja Gaudet, Mark Ideson and Marie Wright. They are...

Duke student mentors others with disabilities

Jay Ruckelshaus graduated high school confident in the future. The Indianapolis native planned to attend Duke University in the fall of 2011 on a full merit scholarship, and hoped one day to be a politician. But...

Cardiff man paralysed in major accident urges caution over ‘breakthrough’ on spinal cord injuries

A sound technician whose spine was shattered in a major accident has urged caution over a “breakthrough” procedure which enabled a man to walk again. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in...

Spinal injury hasn’t held him back from life

At Harriton High School in Lower Merion, Joe Dillon avoided the party crowd. But after a girlfriend broke his heart, his buddies talked him into drinking. On the night of August 9, 1976, Dillon,...

Quadriplegic fights ADA abuse

Every move that Brad Peters makes is thought out. The zipper on his sweatshirt includes a small piece of thin tied rope so that his fingers can fit through the loop and pull down if...

InVivo’s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold used for 2nd spinal cord injury patient

InVivo Therapeutics enrolled the second patient in their Neuro-Spinal Scaffold to treat traumatic spinal cord injury. The patient is enrolled at Carolinas Medical Center, part of the Carolinas HealthCare System in the study to evaluate...