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Designer protein makes paralyzed mice walk again

Published: January 15, 2021

Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.

To date, paralysis resulting from spinal cord damage has been irreparable. With a new therapeutic approach, scientists from the Department for Cell Physiology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) headed by Professor Dietmar Fischer have succeeded for the first time in getting paralyzed mice to walk again. The keys to this are the protein hyper-interleukin-6, which stimulates nerve cells to regenerate, and the way how it is supplied to the animals.

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm...

Published: January 12, 2021

Note: This video was created in January 2020

Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks such as eating, grooming or drinking water without help.

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: January 5, 2021

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports the theory that people who suffer a spinal cord injury may also have accelerated brain aging that affects how fast they process information.

Those “cognitive deficits” are similar to those in older adults, according to research from the nonprofit Kessler Foundation in New Jersey.

Scientists Explore Deficits in Processing Speed in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Published: December 30, 2020

Research team finds persons with spinal cord injury and older healthy individuals have similar brain activation during processing speed tasks. Findings support the theory of accelerated cognitive aging following spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. December 30, 2020. A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), comparing their brain activation patterns with those of healthy age-matched controls, and older healthy individuals. They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.

Spinal Cord Injury Podcasts You Should Follow

Published: December 22, 2020

Spinal Cord Injury Podcasts

15 Podcasts that focus on spinal cord injury related topics by people with spinal cord injuries.

A quadriplegic patient used prosthetics to feed himself. His brain was the guide

Published: December 21, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Here’s a look at the work at the intersection of brain-computer interface, robotics and AI taking place at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

When there’s dessert involved, most people cut a sweet treat and eat it without thinking too much about what they’re doing. But when you take a minute to consider, there’s a lot involved.

Woman with spinal cord injury shares pregnancy journey to bring visibility to people in...

Published: December 11, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

A woman with a spinal cord injury who has been a wheelchair user her entire life, is sharing her joy with the world about getting pregnant.

New Assistive Technology Restores Independence to Those Living with Neuromuscular Weakness

Published: December 8, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Everyday activities are now possible for people with Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than a million people in the U.S. rely on others to complete simple tasks such as brushing teeth, eating, and opening doors, because of neuromuscular disorders caused by Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and other conditions. Now many of these people will be able to perform these everyday activities themselves with the use of a new assistive technology product, the Abilitech™ Assist, designed to help people live more independently.

Ryan Shazier Launches New Nonprofit to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: November 23, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Ryan Shazier FundFormer Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier today announced the launch of his new 501(c)3, the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation.

In 2017, Shazier suffered a devastating on-field spinal cord injury after a head-on collision, leaving him paralyzed.

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

Published: November 15, 2020

The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards!