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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,...

One Small Step

A paraplegic undergoes pioneering surgery. When a spinal cord is damaged, location is destiny: the higher the injury, the more severe the effects. The spine...

Essendon woman takes up Run Melbourne challenge in wheelchair

GEORGINA Fiorentino thought her life was over when she lost feeling in her legs and became reliant on a wheelchair. “You go through...

Paralyzed Cyclist Takes the Ride of His Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_hn3Xf90g Martyn Ashton wants to inspire others In 2013, stunt cyclist Martyn Ashton, a former world champion mountain biker, crashed during a cycling event and was...

What a Scuba Diver with a Spinal Cord Injury Has to Teach Us About...

Stan Clawson loves to open the door for people. “They don’t expect it,” he says. Clawson, a filmmaker and communications professor based in Salt...

Cardiff man paralysed in major accident urges caution over ‘breakthrough’ on spinal cord injuries

A sound technician whose spine was shattered in a major accident has urged caution over a “breakthrough” procedure which enabled a man to walk...

Paralyzed aerialist vows to one day walk and fly again

SACRAMENTO, CA – Tresa Honaker has adapted to life's changes with an unwavering resolve and trust. "It's the hardest work I've ever done in my...

To walk again – the people behind the story

It is a moment I will always remember. On a warm summer's day in Wroclaw, Poland, Darek Fidyka walked across a bridge, using only...

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...

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...