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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Spinal Cord Axon Injury Location Determines Neuron’s Regenerative Fate

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a previously unappreciated phenomenon in which the location of injury to a neuron’s communication wire in the spinal cord — the axon —...

Father fights for state support for paralysis research

After an injury paralyzed his son, Matthew Rodreick has spent years advocating for funding to research spinal cord injuries. Matthew Rodreick hasn’t cut or combed his hair in over six years. After his son became paralyzed,...

The Red Ramp Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DytBXoMwZak This video shows how basic access to a public space, can make a world of difference if you are physically-challenged. After viewing this, we hope there is a shift, however small, in the way you...

What a Scuba Diver with a Spinal Cord Injury Has to Teach Us About...

Stan Clawson loves to open the door for people. “They don’t expect it,” he says. Clawson, a filmmaker and communications professor based in Salt Lake City, is in his late 30s with sandy hair,...

Many gyms not fully accessible to people in wheelchairs

(Reuters Health) - While some fitness centers may be accessible enough for wheelchairs to get through the door, most lack all of the accommodations necessary for people with limited mobility to use the gym,...

‘Exciting discovery’ could aid frontline spinal injury treatment

Scientists a step closer to treating harmful inflammation after spinal cord injury Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found. UQ...

Living with a spinal cord injury for 50 years and counting!

I am a 50 year SCI 'spinal cord injury' survivor. I wrote this hoping it might encourage someone or help them get diagnosed. Life is pretty much what we make of it, change is constant...

Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is an uncommon but disabling complication of SCI. Although more than half of all people with SCI develop a cyst in the spinal cord at the injury site, only about 4% develop syringomyelia,...

New technology a ‘game-changer’ for quadriplegic cattleman

Renowned quadriplegic cattleman Rob Cook has moved 2,500 kilometres across the country to trial new cattle yard technology he says is changing his world. The fourth-generation producer and Nuffield scholar moved from his family's property...

Quadriplegic Iowa hunter shoots with special rifle

DES MOINES (KCCI/CNN) - A quadriplegic Iowa woman got a special opportunity to hunt turkey as part of the Wheelin' Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt. With help from her dad, Ken Hulsebus, and a battery-run gun...