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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injury

Immune cells populating spinal cord after injury affect ability of stem cells to promote recovery A new study in mice published in The Journal of Neuroscience details a potential therapeutic strategy that uses stem cells...

It’s Not a Rat’s Race for Human Stem Cells Grafted to Repair Spinal Cord...

Lengthy study finds that implanted neural stem cells grow slow and steady, and success needs to be measured accordingly More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of...

Surfer finds freedom in California

Jay Liesener, Team Surfgimp conquer more than just West Coast waves With sunburnt cheeks and scabbed-over nose, Jay Liesener’s face tells it all. His recent trip to surf California’s southern coast was a success. That’s a...

A Year Ago He Was Paralyzed From the Neck Down — Then This Happened

You might feel a bit down if you watch the news. Who wouldn’t? Angry people might be grabbing headlines and making you wonder about the future, but the antidote is all around you. Talk to some...

Quadriplegics and paraplegics go on skydiving adventure

A group of people with spinal cord injuries visited iFly Virginia Beach to experience what it feels like to skydive. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Two dozen people with spinal cord injuries left wheelchairs firmly...

Patients with paralysis learn how to scuba dive at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

As her father guided her wheelchair down the ramp alongside the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pool on Saturday, 12-year-old Tylena Fisher fiddled with the folds of the borrowed wet suit she was wearing, and took...

Dan Baird: Quadriplegic Motocross Athlete

Dan says, 'Whether it's motocross or hill climbs or dirt drags I just like being at the track.' Dan Baird is in town competing at the Jackpine Gypsies hill climb. Dave says, 'He was racing motocross...
EVA Facial Mouse

EVA Facial Mouse for mobile devices

EVA FACIAL MOUSE is an application developed and promoted by CREA with the support of Fundación Vodafone España. EVA FACIAL MOUSE is a free and open source application that allows the access to functions of...

Quadriplegic author: ‘I will be out of this chair one day’

The story he wanted to tell was several decades in the making, so it’s easy to see why David Rippy took two-and-a-half years to compose his memoir. That it centered on the impact that a...

Exercise Improves Fitness and Strength for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise is particularly beneficial for adults with chronic spinal cord injuries, says a review published by NeurologyNow. Does Exercise Help? People with spinal cord injuries are far less active compared to people in the general population...