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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stem Cell Agency Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial Passes Safety Hurdles

Oakland, CA – A clinical trial using stem cells to treat people with recent spinal cord injuries has cleared two key safety hurdles, and been given approval to expand the therapy to a larger...

Paralympic Athlete Josh Roberts Going for Gold in Rio

Most of us expect to sweat when we get hot. But imagine if you couldn’t sweat. This condition actually affects many people with spinal cord injuries – like Alabama native Josh Roberts. Roberts will...

A Paralyzed Florida Surfer Finds His Own ‘Perfect Wave’

For engineer Matt Bellina, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., riding the perfect wave was a group mission. More than 15 friends gathered on Florida's Cocoa Beach on a Saturday morning this summer. Their task? Get 40-year-old...

Cure for spinal cord injuries nose ahead with nasal cell transplants

QUEENSLAND researchers are a step closer to human trials of a potential treatment for spinal cord injuries involving transplants of nasal cells combined with physiotherapy. Griffith University neuroscientist James St John said he hoped to...

How SoCal Doctors Used Basketball to Rehabilitate Paralyzed Vets

The popular wheelchair sport helped to launch the Paralympics in 1960 Jerry Fesenmeyer was an 18-year-old Iowa farm boy when he and his fellow marines from the First Division engaged in a desperate firefight with...

Surgery that restores hand and elbow function in quadriplegics is underused

MAYWOOD, IL - A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics by Loyola...

Study says stem cell treatment can aid recovery of spinal injuries

Stem Cell treatment or the Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESC) is effective in the replacement of damaged neurons, re-establishment of lost axonal connections, and providing of neuro-protective factors to allow the healing and recovery...

Monitoring upper-limb recovery after cervical spinal cord injury: insights beyond assessment scores.

Background: Pre-clinical investigations in animal models demonstrate that enhanced upper-limb (UL) activity during rehabilitation promotes motor recovery following spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite this, following SCI in humans, no commonly applied training protocols exist...

Mason Ellis – Explaining Tenodesis

https://youtu.be/V5KJFmX2300 This is a video of Mason Ellis explaining Tenodesis (movement of the wrist to move fingers). Mason is a C5, C6, C7 Complete Quadriplegic (Paralysis of all four limbs) with little tricep function. Subscribe to...

Quadriplegic Israeli Inventor Designs Device That Allows Him to Stand

Nearly everyone knows about ReWalk, the revolutionary robotic exoskeleton invented in Israel that allows paraplegics to stand, walk, and even navigate steps and run marathons. Ironically, ReWalk inventor Amit Goffer cannot use his own device...