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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again—just by thinking

https://youtu.be/zLw_Kp0Vk58 First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years. Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions...

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and...

‘Eliminate paralysis:’ Former Seahawk Lockette promotes spinal cord research in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A fierce hit during a 2015 game against the Dallas Cowboys knocked Seahawk Ricardo Lockette out of his football career, but helped him into becoming a top ambassador for spinal cord...

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

For a soldier who suffered a spinal cord injury on the battlefield, the promise of regenerative medicine is to fully repair the resulting limb paralysis. But that hope is still years from reality. Not only...

Working or volunteering after a Spinal Cord Injury

The majority of spinal cord injuries are still caused by traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents or falls. Sports injuries and violence are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. A (so-called) non-traumatic...

Makeshift Syrian rehab center offers hope to paralyzed

DOUMA, Syria, March 15 (Reuters) - Ziad, a paralyzed 14-year-old boy, often stays alone in his room as bombs fall on Douma, the main rebel-stronghold in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian...

Love – and a Little Help from New Friends – Keeps School Sweethearts’ Wedding...

Anna Claire Stokes had a wedding to coordinate. Thanks to her new Shepherd Center family, no spinal cord injury was going to derail her plans. https://vimeo.com/198047782 The night before Valentine's Day 2016, Anna Claire Stokes and...

One Small Step for a Paraplegic, One Big Step Toward Reversing Paralysis

In a hospital in Switzerland, permanently paralyzed people are now learning to walk again with the help of stimulating electrodes implanted in their spines. For Grégoire Courtine, professor of neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal...

UCLA professor developing potential treatment for spinal cord injuries

A UCLA professor is working to develop a treatment for spinal cord injuries, which are currently incurable. Stephanie Seidlits, assistant professor of bioengineering, will attempt to use biomaterial made out of hyaluronic acid – a...

Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals...