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Yearly Archives: 2019

Research team identifies potential target for restoring movement after spinal cord injury

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have made several novel discoveries in the field of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Most recently, the team led by Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D., has been working to determine...

Stroke Drug Boosts Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Four months after treating them, Yasuhiro Shiga, MD, PhD, checked on his rats. Walking into the lab, he carried minimal expectations. Treating spinal cord injuries with stem cells had been tried by many people,...

Restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury focus of clinical trial

Spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, violence and disease paralyze from the neck down more than 5,000 people every year. In the first few months after injury, some people regain some movement and sensation...

The World’s Only Independent Alpine Ski for Complex Disabilities

Speed, precision and excitement are not usually associated with life after a catastrophic injury or illness. Until now. The TetraSki represents technology that has finally caught up with our adaptive skiers' dreams as it offers...

A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

In mouse study, nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new...

Micro implants could restore standing and walking

U of A research has a proven concept to restore spinal function. U of A research has a proven concept to restore spinal function. When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her...

Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/RxFLlnC4VS0 Early research at Mayo Clinic using stem cell therapy to treat spinal cord injuries has produced results for one patient that doctors describe as "beyond expectations." ROCHESTER, Minn. — Stem cells derived from a...

Air Travel is Often Dangerous for People with Disabilities

https://youtu.be/gSn5NAENqPw U.S. Army veteran and frequent traveler who uses a wheelchair discusses perils of flying and why change is needed now. NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 26, 2019 - Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), an organization dedicated...

Dustin Fly Art

Quadriplegic Modern/abstract artist Collection of paintings Dustin Fly sells and has made. He broke his neck in 2010 and started painting afterward. Message Dustin on Facebook to purchase.

Airlines damage 7,747 wheelchairs since January 2019

‘These medical devices are essentially a part of a disabled person’s body,’ says US senator Airlines in America have damaged thousands of passengers’ wheelchairs so far this year, according to new figures. Between January and September...