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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wings for Life World Run Ambassador Eric LeGrand: A Work of Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdOEhWFJN_s Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in an October 16, 2010 college football game, fracturing his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae. Since then, he has been at the forefront of raising awareness for...

Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional...

UCLA research finds that nerve cells regrow better when glial scarring is left intact Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells — the cells that surround neurons in the central nervous...

One scientist’s quest to fix broken spinal cords pays off with new hope for...

LOS ANGELES — There are tiny rat treadmills in the lab. And jars of Nutella, also for the rats. There are video cameras, heaps of electrodes, and instruments for slicing frozen brain tissue. And in...

Stem cells used to successfully regenerate damage in corticospinal injury

For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system Writing in the March 28, 2016 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine...

Ekso competitor unveils lightest robotic suit ever

After inventing the first-ever untethered bionic exoskeleton, he broke from his former company. Now this inventor is back with another breakthrough. The man behind the first untethered bionic exoskeleton is back with a new robotic...

Stem Cells vs. Spinal Cord Injuries

A paralyzing injury to the neck during recreational activities such as horseback riding or playing football usually has permanent, lifelong effects that change a person’s life dramatically. With no options for the repair of...

United Spinal Presents Free Webinar On How to Get the Right Wheelchair

United Spinal Association will host a free webinar on March 31st at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, on how to obtain a wheelchair that fits the unique needs of each person living with...

Measuring severity of spinal cord injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord partially or completely disrupt the neural pathways between the brain and the limbs. The consequences for the representation of the affected limbs in the brain can be drastic. Researchers...

Spinal cord injury patients in Australia call for national register to help track treatment,...

Spinal cord injury experts in Australia have lobbied the Federal Government to establish a national register tracking the treatment and condition of patients. Advocates believe more data could save the health system millions of dollars...

Scientists pinpoint molecular signal that drives and enables spinal cord repair

Researchers from King's College London and the University of Oxford have identified a molecular signal, known as 'neuregulin-1', which drives and enables the spinal cord's natural capacity for repair after injury. The findings, published today...