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Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Use of Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Overview The spinal cord is often called as a delicate tissue, which is secured inside very hard vertebrae of spinal column. The spinal cord and brain is seen forming the central nervous system of our...

Quadriplegic man Ian Burkhart moves fingers, hand and wrist thanks to tiny computer chip...

A quadriplegic man has been able to move his fingers, hand and wrist after having a tiny computer chip implanted in his brain. The neuroprosthetic device, which is smaller than a pea, translates neural...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces New Partnership With the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) announced April 11, 2016, its new partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (Reeve Foundation). The organizations will work together to provide both veterans and non-veterans living...

Discovery in roundworms may one day help humans with spinal cord injury and paralysis

A newly discovered pathway leading to the regeneration of central nervous system (CNS) brain cells (neurons) in a type of roundworm (C. elegans) sheds light on the adult human nervous system's ability to regenerate. The...

RibGrips Wheelchair Handrims

Go Power - More distance per push Stop Power - On a dime A wheelchair handrim designed by a quadriplegic veteran, RibGrips are perfect for anyone looking to push their wheelchair with more ease and...
Human Spine x-ray

5 Things to Know About Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event for the person who sustains it as well as for their loved ones. Given the potential for lifelong disability, it is vital that the facts...

Device helps paralyzed patients operate laptop with their eyes

The movement of limbs comes so fluidly and effortlessly for many of us that it is easy to take for granted. But those who work in the VCU Health Department of Physical Medicine and...

Autonomic Dysreflexia is a life threatening condition

Autonomic Dysreflexia is a life threatening condition that can cause death. The most common causes of Autonomic Dysreflexia are bladder and bowel distension. Signs and Symptoms: Raised BP, bradycardia, pounding headache, flushing, sweating or blotching above...

Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA for Use With Stroke and Spinal Cord...

First robotic exoskeleton cleared for use with stroke and spinal cord injury levels to C7 RICHMOND, Calif., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that...

Quadriplegic Jaimen Hudson’s soaring success

Left a quadriplegic by an accident at the age of 17, Jaimen Hudson never said die. Instead, he found a way to soar – and the world took notice. There's a time before, and a...