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UofL researchers’ discovery helping children with spinal cord injuries

Published: September 14, 2016

emmalie-696x281Locomotor training is helping Emmalie, who was unable to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury, take steps, sit up on her own and improve her range of motion. Andrea Behrman, PhD, professor in the UofL Department of Neurosurgery, researches locomotor training in children at UofL.

“It turns out the spinal cord is really really smart. And it may be as smart as the brain,” Behrman said. “The brain gets information, listens to it, reads it, responds, integrates it and generates an outcome. When (the researchers) found that out, they said ‘I wonder if anybody can use this information in rehabilitating people with spinal cord injuries?’ And the answer is yes.”

Meet Catfish Chris

Published: August 3, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

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Fourteen years ago, a car crash left Chris paralyzed from the chest down—but he didn’t let that keep him from fishing.

Researchers discover role of protein in neuron sprouting

Published: April 19, 2016

Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research CenterRole of adaptor protein CD2AP in neuron sprouting discovered by UofL researchers could lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke recovery and spinal cord injury

University of Louisville researchers have discovered that a protein previously known for its role in kidney function also plays a significant role in the nervous system. In an article featured in the April 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, they show that the adaptor protein CD2AP is a key player in a type of neural growth known as collateral sprouting.

The Doctors Said He’d Never Walk. So His Parents Took Him on a Trip...

Published: August 31, 2015

Before he was even born, Evander Conroy had a fight on his hands.

Paralyzed designer creates jeans for women in wheelchairs

Published: August 19, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Heidi McKenzie Alter Ur Ego jeansMost pieces of clothing are not designed for people with disabilities. Alter Ur Ego is not one of them.

Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic woman paralyzed in a car accident in 2007 at the age of 21, has designed a collection of jeans dubbed Alter Ur Ego for people who use wheelchairs.

After participating in Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012, McKenzie realized she was not the only woman experiencing difficulty finding fashionable yet adaptable clothing that fits a seated body.

BOOK: I Choose to Be Happy: A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy

Published: February 27, 2013

I Choose to Be Happy BookMissy was one of eight students in a prayer group who were shot by a fellow student in the lobby of their Padukah, Kentucky high school. Her fortitude and faith keep her speaking on today’s urgent issues.

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