Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: ALS

‘Blink To Speak’ System for People Suffering from Paralysis

We take our ability to communicate for granted. But there are over 60 million people in the world suffer from spinal cord injuries and brain strokes. Conditions such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and MNDs...

Let’s Roll Out ALS

Eddy Lefrançois built his site to share information regarding my diagnosis with ALS, and raise awareness about this terrible disease — please read about Eddy's journey with ALS since the early 90s. He has...

Eye-Driven Wheelchair Gives Quadriplegics More Independence

For quadriplegics, life can be extremely isolated. Those without the ability to control their arms, legs or head must rely entirely on a caregiver to move, or even turn around, their wheelchair. One cause of...

Tongue-controlled computer mouse earns Ontario teen a science prize

Device is like having a 'mouse inside your mouth,' says Emma Mogus An Ontario teen has won a $2,000 science prize for creating and building a computer mouse that is controlled by the tongue. Emma Mogus,...

Laying a foundation for treating ALS, spinal cord injury

This story starts in 1955, upon the death of Albert Einstein, when the pathologist charged with performing the famous scientist’s autopsy stole his brain. Fast forward to the 1980s when a University of California, Berkeley...

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness And Millions

Unless you live under a rock (or aren’t on Facebook or Twitter), you’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yes, all those people bombing your newsfeed by posting videos of themselves getting...

Ice Bucket Challenge Continues: What Is It All For?

The ice bucket challenge continues but there are many asking what it is all for. The challenge is now reaching other parts of the world, and many have not been fully clued into the...

Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval To Commence Spinal Cord Injury Trial

NSI-566 to be tested in patients with chronic spinal cord injury ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that it received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration...

Military Veteran with Spinal Cord Injury Is First Patient to Receive Intraspinal Injections of...

In 2007, an ATV accident left military veteran Scott Williams with a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the upper chest down. In the summer of 2012, after undergoing an autologous adipose-derived stem...

United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their...

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for people living with disabilities and their caregivers that...