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Monthly Archives: January 2020

New Injection Technique May Boost Spinal Cord Injury Repair Efforts

In rodent studies, method reduced likelihood of further spinal cord trauma while delivering large doses of potentially reparative stem cells; the approach may have utility for multiple neurodegenerative conditions Writing in the journal Stem...

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This is because the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), unlike in...

Skydiving, kayaking, fly fishing: Virtual reality therapy is taking paralyzed veterans to new places

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A car wreck in 1983 paralyzed Navy veteran Mike Erbe from the waist down, but he fought to stay positive, stay active. He finished his engineering degree. He got his...

Clinical trial starting in Cleveland to help patients with paralysis regain movement

CLEVELAND — A groundbreaking clinical trial is starting in Cleveland soon, and researchers are currently looking for participants. The program is called ReHAB — which stands for “Reconnecting the Hand and Arm to the Brain.” Essentially,...

UBC researchers seek participants for spinal cord injury study

Chronic pain is a common and often debilitating problem that can significantly impact function and quality of life for patients with spinal cord injury. To help find treatment solutions, UBC researchers are investigating the effectiveness...

Persons With Disabilities Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores & Services

The Dealhack Persons With Disabilities Discounts Guide is a list of stores and brands that offer discounts for persons with psychological, psychiatric, or cognitive disabilities. Every three months, we update the lists to include the...

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

https://youtu.be/ibGe2ehnhWA Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)! With years of experience, they answer the questions to the best of our knowledge and wisdom....

ReNetX Bio Receives Fast Track Designation From U.S. FDA

Potential First-in-Class Therapy for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ReNetX Bio announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company Fast Track Designation for...

Baclofen Pumps Are Safe, Effective, and Highly Satisfactory to Patients, 19-year Study Reports

Implanting an infusion pump that continuously delivers the muscle relaxant baclofen to the spinal canal is a safe and effective treatment for muscle stiffness in people with neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy (CP), and...

Robotic Trunk Support Assists Those with Spinal Cord Injury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu_rLnt4W6k Columbia engineers invent a robotic trunk-support-trainer to retrain patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace Video illustrating how the Trunk-Support Trainer (TruST), a robotic device invented...