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Senior aims to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries

Helped by the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund, Jennifer Bou Lahoud targets a career in neuroscience Jennifer Bou Lahoud walks confidently, with purpose, in front of her USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences...

Optimal site for cell transplantation to treat spinal cord injury investigated

After laboratory mice received a contusive spinal cord injury at the T10 level, low and high doses of neural stem/progenitor cells (NS/PCs) derived from fetal bioluminescent-labeled transgenic mice were injected into four groups of...

Treadmill step training promotes motor function after incomplete spinal cord injury

A large body of evidence shows that spinal circuits are significantly affected by training, and that intrinsic circuits that drive locomotor tasks are located in lumbosacral spinal segments in rats with complete spinal cord...

FDA approval to move forward with Phase I safety trial using Schwann cells in...

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a Phase 1 clinical...

Restoring Function After Spinal Cord Injury With Nerve Transplant: The New Frontier

As of yet, scientists and researchers have not been able to completely reverse the damage caused by spinal cord injury, but a core group of experts in this fast-moving field have been making advances...

Project Mina Enables Upright Mobility for Those Who Have Lost the Ability to Walk

IHMC Unveils the MINA Robotic Device PENSACOLA, Fla., April 5, 2011 — Today, Dr. Kenneth Ford, Director and CEO of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), joined institute researchers to unveil Mina,...

Northwestern first site open for spinal cord stem cell trial

Northwestern Medicine is the first site open for enrollment in a national clinical research trial of a human embryonic stem cell-based therapy for participants with a subacute thoracic spinal cord injury. Following the...

Simvastatin protects bladder and renal functions following spinal cord injury in rats

Urinary bladder and renal dysfunction are secondary events associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans. These secondary events not only compromise quality of life but also delay overall recovery from SCI pathophysiology. Furthermore, in...

Stem Cell Transplants Give Ray of Hope To Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The spinal cord injury patient cases do not only highlight the life-saving benefits of stem cell treatment, they also provide a boost to the struggle for the acceptance of stem cell therapy as a...

Emotional rollercoaster to recovery

It has been six months since a nasty bicycle spill on Northwoods Boulevard left Truckee resident Scott Gledhill with a severe spinal cord injury and a prognosis that he would never walk again. Recovery has...