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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Engineering a spinal cord repair kit

New, multifunctional fibers to help repair nerve damage or deliver treatment for mental, neurological disorders Polina Anikeeva hopes to one day be able to regenerate the spinal cord to restore movement for paralyzed people or...

Biorobotic bladders: breakthrough treatment for spinal injury

“Research in this field is progressing but, predictably, has a long way to go” Believe it or not, we are electrical creatures. Each and every living cell in your body is electrically active. The sodium-potassium...

UPMC’s clinical trial showing promise with spinal cord injuries

Three years ago, Michael Fraser broke his neck in a diving accident near his Vandergrift home but remembers little about it. But in April, the man with quadriplegia underwent an experimental neural stem-cell procedure that...

I May Have Suffered A Spinal Injury, But The Ball Is Still In My...

My love for the game of baseball began the moment I picked up a bat and a ball at two years old. From that day forward, I couldn't put them down. Fast forward 17...

Quadriplegic Lee Bullock doesn’t let physical limitations stop his music-making passion

Lee Bullock cannot move most of his body, but he still does more with his time than many able-bodied people. Mr Bullock became quadriplegic at the age of five after he was hit by a...

Do the Paralyzed Have a Medical Right to This $70K Exoskeleton?

American insurance providers are being faced with an interesting health care debate: Should walking be considered a need? At the center of this debate are exoskeletons — motorized devices that allows those with spinal cord...

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities

Now, children of all abilities can wear Tommy Hilfiger clothing. A nonprofit organization called Runway of Dreams worked with the brand to launch an adaptive version of select styles from its children’s line, which will be on sale starting...

Driving wheels of inspiration

It is one thing to believe that it is your responsibility to inspire, but driving over 5000kms to reach out to thousands of speciallyabled citizens from the southernmost tip of the country to its...

Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

(HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United...

Mister Rogers TV Hall of Fame (Special Appearance by Jeff Erlanger) (1999)

https://youtu.be/PI_9GegVoYk A quadriplegic from a young age following surgery for a spinal tumor, Mr. Erlanger appeared on the "Neighborhood" at age 10 (1981), but his relationship with Fred Rogers continued through the years. In 1999,...