Monday, October 18, 2021

Tag: Paralysis

Electrical stimulation technique helps patients with spinal cord injury

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of...

Repeated muscle stimulation can restore movement post paralysis

A new patient study has paved the way for a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage. Dr Anastasia Shulga led the Helsinki...

Paralysis couldn’t stop US skydiver from keeping his Wings for Life

DUBAI // Taking a painful incident and turning it into something positive is how paralysed US skydiver Jarrett Martin has responded in helping to...

Gun violence often leads to spinal cord injuries in Baltimore

Baltimore is one of only nine cities where gun violence is the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. The fallout from spinal cord injuries related to gun violence is a lifetime of medical challenges and what some call an epidemic: black men in wheelchairs, paralyzed from being shot on the streets of Baltimore.

Adventurer Mark Pollock: The Mark of a real man

Adventurer unbowed despite blindness and paralysis, says Suzanne Harrington ON the evening of November 12, in 30 cities, including Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester,...

WILL YOU STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T?

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month Every 48 minutes someone in the U.S. is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury.  Millions worldwide are...

Amazing hypothermia protocol cures gymnast’s spinal cord injury

A relatively new treatment protocol is providing nearly miraculous results for some victims of spinal cord injuries, reports the Miami Herald. In the case...

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...

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...
ELI the DONKEY

Quadriplegic donkey walks again Stem cells aid recovery from spinal-cord injury

Eli the donkey’s recovery from incomplete quadriplegia could be the most important breakthrough in traumatic spinal-cord injuries and for the stem-cell treatment that restored...