Monthly Archives: March 2015
About Jason: Jason Roy, a Houston, Texas native, attended Sharpstown High School and is a graduate of Texas Southern University. In 2003, Jason completed his Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice, which was the prelude to his pursuit of a career in law enforcement. In 2006, Jason joined the Houston Police Department, where he would eventually be promoted to the Crime Reduction Unit of the Gang Division in 2008. He was a member of this elite force until his career came to an abrupt end after being involved in a near fatal, high speed chase while in the line of duty. On May 3, 2011, Jason found himself fighting for his life once more after becoming trapped in the wreckage of his squad car.
A far north Queensland man has become the first quadriplegic Member of Parliament anywhere in Australia.
Rob Pyne was sworn into state parliament this week after winning the seat of Cairns with a swing of 17 per cent after preferences.
It is one of the biggest swings achieved in the state.
Before the tilt at state politics, Mr Pyne had built a public profile as a local councillor but his detractors tried to shame him in the campaign for his disability.
Zero 2 A Hundred – Jason Roy’s amazing story of God’s restoration power from paralysis. Documentary
MISSION STATEMENT: The Zero 2 a Hundred Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adolescents suffering from brain and/or spinal cord injuries by providing financial resources and information to ensure they receive the quality rehabilitative treatment necessary to maximize their ability to function and live as independently as possible.
Spinal cord injuries are extremely tragic, often leading to irreversible paralysis. Many groups around the world are pursuing various treatment options. Some of these attempt to transplant new neurons to repair the damage, use drugs to boost natural healing, or use electronic means to bridge the gap.
Currently it’s only in mice, but some researchers from China have produced extremely promising results using tissue engineering.
The loss of hand function is one of the most devastating consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) because of its severe impact on the everyday activities of daily living. Melbourne University Researcher Professor Mary Galea and Ms Natasha van Zyl, one of three specialist surgeons in the Upper Limb Program at Austin Health, supported by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), are carrying out pioneering research in support of nerve transfer surgery for SCI patients in Victoria. The surgery involves plugging surplus live nerves into nerves that no longer work to reactivate muscles and restore movement in patients’ hands. One of the patients going through the surgery is Joel Sardi.
Helps detect the earliest signs of ulcer formation
Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Innovation and General Electric (GE) Global Research may one day make pressure ulcers a thing of the past.
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists have combined an array of sensing and analytical tools, including motion analysis, thermal profiling, image classification/segmentation, 3-D object reconstruction and vapor detection into a single medical sensing handheld probe to assess and monitor the progression of bed sores or pressure ulcers.
The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach to develop an injectable material with the ability to provide biochemical and physical guidance for regenerating nerves across the injury site, was selected by the European Research Council (ERC). Laura De Laporte now receives a 1.5 Million Euro ERC Starting Grant for her project ANISOGEL.
An overview of three ways Switch Control can work to suit different needs.
Sam Schmidt working with Arrow Electronics
There’s a race car in Colorado that is like no other in the world. It’s the project of a Colorado company, Arrow Electronics that has the potential to change lives.