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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

New Health Videos Featured on the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation YouTube Channel

SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, has created four new videos that feature...

Inflammation discovery opens window to better rehabilitation possibilities

Findings could have significant impact on how spinal cord injuries are treated in the future Inflammation plays a key role in improving the ability to relearn motor skills lost as a result of spinal cord...
Photographer Loren Worthington

Quadriplegic photographer Loren Worthington captures adaptive sports

https://youtu.be/6O6NLst__oc At 21 years old, Loren Worthington slid head first into third base, but when he collided with the pitcher’s knee, he was instantly paralyzed. However, two decades after the accident that broke his neck,...
Last April Lomas walked the London marathon in 17 days wearing a "bionic" suit

Claire Lomas TT challenge: ‘I can only feel the handle bars’

The idea of racing around the Isle of Man's world-famous TT course is terrifying for most us. Yet Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, hopes to do just that while only using...
Gene therapy restores hand function

Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

https://youtu.be/dCyIiDcn9WU Researchers at King’s College London and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy. People with spinal cord injury...

A Spinal Cord Injury Can’t Stand In The Way Of A Great Mom

When Debbie Soliz first got injured, she was told motherhood might never happen for her. Now, she dedicates her life to showing other women with spinal cord injuries that anything is possible. “He learned I...

Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury May Be Improved by New Drug

Upon testing the drug in mice models of spinal cord injury over a one-month period, they found that bladder volume decreased to near-normal size. An experimental drug referred to as LM11A-31 could improve bladder function...

Researchers repair acute spinal cord injury in monkeys

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and difficult-to-treat medical conditions, usually resulting in permanent disability including loss of muscle function, sensation and autonomic functions. Medical research is now on the cusp of...

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

First-in-human clinical study found improved motor and sensory function in three of four participants Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...