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Monthly Archives: January 2019

University of Calgary studying relationships built during spinal cord injury rehab

A new University of Calgary study looks to understand the relationship between those who survive spinal injuries and the people who care for them. The University of Calgary is conducting a new study that takes...

Japan’s approval of stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injury concerns scientists

Chief among their worries is insufficient evidence that the therapy works. Japan has approved a stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injuries. The event marks the first such therapy for this kind of injury to receive...

Checking your assumptions: What our perceptions get wrong | Kelly Brush | TEDxMiddlebury

https://youtu.be/tn6GabRa8g4 Kelly Brush Davisson was born and raised in Charlotte, Vermont. She started skiing at the age of 4 and began alpine ski racing at age 7. Kelly attended the Green Mountain Valley School in...

Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?

According to the World Health Organisation, up to a half-million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by road traffic crashes, accidents or violence, the loss of motor...

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical...

No Limits: Paralyzed man motivates others with wheelchair art

It all started with rain-soaked wheelchair tire treads that patterned across the driveway of Jeremy Bigelow’s Holland home. “I was driving through puddles in my driveway one day, and seeing the tracks all over the...

Paralyzed Outdoors Man Designs Bike To Cycle Woods Again

https://youtu.be/v1YAuWJauk8 Christian Bagg was an avid outdoorsman when a 1996 accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. As a mechanical designer, he spent years attempting to create a wheelchair that could withstand the rugged...

Dance group of women in wheelchairs inspires young girls with disabilities

You've heard of the Rockettes, but have you heard of the Rollettes – a dance troupe of women in wheelchairs? The Los Angeles-based group was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be...

Urinary bacteria in spinal cord injury cases may tip balance toward UTIs

The fallout from spinal cord injury doesn’t end with loss of mobility: Patients can have a range of other issues resulting from this complex problem, including loss of bladder control that can lead to...

Winnebago debuts new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

The campers boast wheelchair lifts, roll-in showers, and wider hallways With a goal of bringing greater comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs, Winnebago just announced that they are launching three new accessibility-enhanced motorhomes. The new...