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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Salamander gene partnerships could help spinal cord regeneration

Published: March 6, 2019

Gene partnerships found in salamander could give insights into how spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative conditions could be better treated.

Scientists have identified certain gene partnerships that promote the regeneration of spinal cords.

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) investigated genetic relationships between gene partners in axolotl salamander that allow the neural tube and nerve fibres to functionally regenerate after spinal cord damage.

Quadriplegic Man’s passion for paddling helps other disabled people adjust

Published: March 5, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

We take so much for granted, but there are those around us who make us feel comfortable with the world no matter what it may throw at you.

I believe that thought popped into my head the very first time I met Andy Janicky, and it certainly was confirmed after a long conversation with him recently about his nonprofit, Wheels to Water.

‘There’s definitely hope,’ Muskegon man receives rare stem cell therapy

Published: March 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Geoffrey CraigieGeoffrey Craigie, 29, suffered a traumatic spine injury on New Year’s Eve in 2017 that paralyzed him from the neck down.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nobody knows exactly what happened on New Year’s Eve 2017 that caused a 29-year-old Muskegon man to lose all feeling in his body.

“Just jumped in and that was kind of it,” said Geoffrey Craigie. He was celebrating the holiday up in Traverse City with friends and family when he dove into the pool.

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