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Tag: Kessler Foundation

Transcutaneous stimulation improves hand function in people with complete tetraplegia

Researchers at Kessler Foundation confirmed that spinal cord transcutaneous stimulation results in immediate and long-lasting gains in strength and handgrip, with positive effects evident three months post-intervention. East Hanover, NJ. March 22, 2021. Kessler Foundation...
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Kessler Foundation Awarded Three Grants for Spinal Cord Injury Research Studies

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation supports studies addressing the environmental barriers, chronic pain and racial disparities that affect individuals with spinal cord injury EAST HANOVER, NJ. February 5, 2021. Kessler Foundation scientists received three spinal cord...

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury

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...

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

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....

Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury – 30 years after the ADA

Experts detail new paradigms of vocational rehabilitation that are fostering measurable progress in employment outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ. A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes...

Researchers test noninvasive brain stimulation for motor recovery after spinal cord injury

With funding from the Department of Defense, research facilities in Ohio and New Jersey will conduct a multi-site study of transcranial stimulation for recovery of upper limb function in individuals with chronic spinal cord...

Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

Researchers report initial results for a minimally invasive intervention for relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in upper-limb dependent individuals with spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ. A New Jersey team of researchers has reported...
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Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Foundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study

The Spinal Cord Injury research department at Kessler Foundation aims to promote recovery, address complications, evaluate new technologies, and better understand the experiences of people living with SCI and their families. Dr. John O’Neill, principal...

Multi-site Study Explores New Approach to Upper Limb Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

A five-year grant from National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds multi-site study of intermittent hypoxia in spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ – Kessler Foundation has been awarded an $857,600 sub-award...