Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Grant Awarded to Spot Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2016) — Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) among patients with spinal...

Ohio State Scientists Explain How Gut Microbes Change After Spinal Cord Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The community of bacteria that live in our intestines, also called the “gut microbiome,” is important to normal intestinal function. Knowing that spinal cord injuries often negatively affect the gut’s ability...

Stem cells used to successfully regenerate damage in corticospinal injury

For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system Writing in the March 28, 2016 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine...

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Like railroad switchmen, the focus is on rerouting passageways; however, instead of trains on a track, the surgeons redirect peripheral nerves in a quadriplegic’s arms and hands by connecting healthy nerves to the injured nerves. Essentially, the new nerve network reintroduces conversation between the brain and the muscles that allows patients, once again, to accomplish tasks that foster independence, such as feeding themselves or writing with a pen.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Receives $300,000 Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Medical Home

Awarded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, this grant supports the creation of a Specialized Medical Home, providing proactive support for, and improving the quality of life of, persons with spinal cord injury. The...

ECU doctors receive grant to conduct research on spinal cord injuries

Two doctors at East Carolina University have been given funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for research that could help people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any physical pain that...

Dr. John Martin awarded $3.7M for movement control studies

$3.4M from NIH for brain development and injury research; $300K from Neilsen Foundation to study recovery of movement after brain or spinal injury The laboratory of Dr. John Martin, medical professor in The City College...

Foundation keeps memories alive of casino founder who excelled after accident

Craig Neilsen spent parts of three decades building Ameristar Casinos, Inc., the majority of which was accomplished after he was rendered a quadriplegic in a 1985 car accident. Yet, the creation of a multibillion-dollar hotel-casino...

Commonly used supplement may improve recovery from spinal cord injuries

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A commonly used supplement is likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted by University of Kentucky neuroscientists. Sasha Rabchevsky, associate...