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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Regenerating nerve tissue in spinal cord injuries

Rush begins participation in novel study using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. Rush is only the second center in the country currently studying this new approach.

Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

Located at the intersection of sports and disability, this book tells the story of power soccer - the first competitive team sport specifically designed for power wheelchair users.

​Craig Hospital unveils new sculpture

Englewood, CO--Craig Hospital will unveil a new sculpture at the hospital’s newly renovated front entrance on August 11, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Colorado sculptor Madeline Wiener created the marble piece which depicts a woman helping a man off the ground.

Disabled veterans refuse to let their injuries slow them down

JUPITER, Fla. - If you told Army veteran Donald Thomas he would end up speeding down a mountain one day, he'd tell you that you we're crazy.

Alex Taylor – My battle to be stylish as a disabled man

Life in a wheelchair comes with a unique set of daily challenges – like the difficulty of embracing fashion, writes Alex Taylor My understanding of...

Mind-Controlled Virtual Keyboard Helps Paralysis Patients; Nearly As Good As One-Finger Typing

People with spinal cord injuries and neurological diseases often struggle to communicate with the outside world. While researchers have developed thought-controlled keypads to help bridge that gap

Neil Sachse’s life as quadriplegic following VFL accident revealed in new book

In round two of the 1975 VFL season, Neil Sachse was a promising South Australian Aussie Rules footballer playing his second match for Footscray. He had just come from winning a premiership with SANFL's North Adelaide and was ready to make his mark on the Victorian competition. After winning a loose ball in the match against Fitzroy, Mr Sachse turned to run, and ducked into an attacking player. The split second movement shunted Mr Sachse's neck and the resultant spinal injury left him a quadriplegic.