Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Hope

New hope for ventilator patients

A new approach to nerve repair has restored breathing to rats with spinal cord injury. Scientists believe the same technique could help human patients who have to rely on ventilators, leaving them vulnerable to dangerous...

Spinal-cord injury hasn’t slowed him down

New doctor helps patients, does research Like many working parents of young children, south Charlotte residents Jesse and Michelle Lieberman juggle careers and family time. Jesse, 33, is a physician at Carolinas Rehabilitation and is also...

Riding a bike with her hands

Canadian Morgan Van Breda is cycling from Delhi to Kanyakumari to raise awareness about spinal cord injury, and funds for her own treatment Thirty two year-old Morgan Van Breda is cycling across India -- with...

Rick Hansen set to re-enact his Man in Motion journey

Relay involving 7,000 Canadians chosen from 600 communities along the route will begin on 25th anniversary of historic trek When an exhausted but triumphant Rick Hansen pushed himself into Vancouver on May 22, 1987, after...

Australian Man Gets Treatment at Shepherd Center

ATLANTA - A 29-year-old Australian man who suffered a spinal chord injury found himself at Atlanta's Shepherd Center for intense rehabilitation. "I push myself every day," said Shepherd Center patient Joshua Clift. "I treat it...

Spleen Might Be Source of Damaging Cells at Spinal Cord Injury Site

Newswise — The spleen, an organ that helps the body fight infections, might also be a source of the cells that end up doing more harm than good at the site of a spinal...

Study Seeks New Way to Enhance Neuron Repair in Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — If researchers could determine how to send signals to cells responding to a spinal cord injury, they might be able to stop one type of cell from doing additional damage at the...

Patients rave about spinal-cord therapy, but insurance won’t cover it

Families of two paralyzed Bay State teens are calling on insurance companies to step up and fund the life-altering therapy that they say has given their sons new hope, but is painfully out of...

Just the beginning: Embryonic stem cells used on first patient

For the first time, surgeons have injected a spinal cord injury patient with human embryonic stem cells in a federally approved experiment, a biomedical firm said Oct. 11. Food and Drug Administration officials approved the...

Spinal Injuries Awareness Week

Meet Martin Hume. Almost three years ago the 21-year-old from Elanora on the Gold Coast suffered major spinal injuries after a wakeboarding accident only two days after finishing year 12. This week is Spinal...