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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...