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‘I‘m here to inspire people‘: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player relearns old skills

CALGARY — Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is on his hands and knees trying a skill he hasn‘t had to practise for 18 years — how to crawl. Straschnitzki, with the assistance of two...

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

First-in-human clinical study found improved motor and sensory function in three of four participants Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

8-year-old boy raises money to buy his bestie a new wheelchair

When Paul Burnett first met Kamden Houshan in kindergarten, the two boys quickly became friends. They bonded over playing superheroes and creating goofy videos. While others often focus on Kamden’s wheelchair and disability, Paul...

Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA for Use With Stroke and Spinal Cord...

First robotic exoskeleton cleared for use with stroke and spinal cord injury levels to C7 RICHMOND, Calif., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that...

Paraplegic Man Races On Mechanical Legs

Denny Ross – paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident – has gone from counting his steps to counting kilometres, attempting to finish a five kilometre race with the use of a ReWalk exoskeleton on Saturday.

Joel Sardi: My Spinal Cord Injury…

The loss of hand function is one of the most devastating consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) because of its severe impact on the everyday activities of daily living. Melbourne University Researcher Professor Mary...

Ed Faulds honored for exceptional volunteer work

Monroe Fire Department Volunteer Ed Faulds was already recognized for his dedication and commitment to the fire department’s prevention and pre-fire planning division last June. So, in December, when they named him the 2014 Administrative...

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...

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...

A homecoming to remember

It was a homecoming to remember as Central welcomed back J. Johnson and honored him as the school’s basketball king on Friday night. It was Johnson’s second appearance of the week at a Central ballgame...