Monday, December 9, 2019

Tag: Spinal Cord Injury Research

Sleep and sleepiness ‘a huge problem’ for people with spinal cord injury

Published: November 7, 2019

A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury.

“People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why,” says study lead Dr. Aaron Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, and member of the CSM’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Repairing a highway: how can we fix spinal cord injury?

Published: October 25, 2019

The functional sophistication of the spinal cord can have devastating consequences. Will modern scientific developments replicate its functions?

The “central nervous system” delicately orchestrates the complex concerto of our mental and physical faculties, from perception through to action and all the intermediary processes in-between. Such functional sophistication is disturbed in spinal cord injury, which can have devastating short-term and long-term consequences, determined by the level and severity of the injury.

New Biomaterial Developed That Could Be a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: October 23, 2019

Polymerized estrogen shown to protect nervous system cells. Research could enable improved treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord damage that causes paralysis and reduced mobility doesn’t always stop with the initial trauma, but there are few treatment options to halt increased deterioration — and there is no cure. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a promising new biomaterial that could offer targeted treatment to the damaged spinal cord and tissue, preventing further damage.

The long road of recovery after spinal cord damage

Published: October 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Defense awards $800,000 to Case Western Reserve for spinal cord injury research

People who live with spinal injuries often say that the first year of recovery is the toughest—not only for them, but their caregivers as well.

Acupuncture Improves Spinal Cord Injury Bladder Function

Published: September 2, 2019

Acupuncture improves bladder function for spinal cord injury patients. First Affiliated Huai’an People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University researchers find acupuncture combined with intermittent catheterization alleviates neurogenic bladder dysfunction caused by traumatic spinal cord injuries . The study found significant improvements in bladder capacity, residual volume, urinary flow rate, urinary volume, and detrusor pressure following this combined treatment approach.

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

Published: August 26, 2019 | 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 injury

East Hanover, NJ. August 26, 2019. Kessler Foundation is one of three sites participating in a study of noninvasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb function

First global Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research will be a...

Published: August 15, 2019

University of Alberta research team receives $3.3 million to create open-source database for international spinal cord injury research

The University of Alberta and the University of California, San Francisco are teaming up to launch the world’s first Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research (ODC-SCI). A consortium of international organizations will be providing $3.3 million CAD to help fund the initiative. The ODC-SCI will improve spinal cord injury research and treatment worldwide by reducing data bias and equipping scientists by making data more accessible, enhancing research and translational efforts.

On and off the field, Nick Buoniconti made a difference

Published: August 2, 2019

Yes, Nick Buoniconti was a famous football player. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season” and Super Bowl championship teams. He was known for playing middle linebacker with a passion, tracking down quarterbacks like a heat-seeking missile.

He was an integral part of the Dolphins’ glory years.

But as Buoniconti’s legacy is reassessed following his death on Tuesday, it’s pretty much unanimous that it’s what he did after he left the field — and a horrific family tragedy — that truly meant the most to so many South Floridians.

How UofL spinal cord study is helping one man make strides back to full...

Published: May 16, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

The program was home to someone who went from full traumatic spinal injury, to being able to walk again

Department of Public Health awards five grants for spinal cord injury research

Published: May 7, 2019

BOSTON (May 7, 2019) – The Department of Public Health has awarded grants in the range of $500,000 to five Massachusetts researchers to promote research into cures for spinal cord injury.

The grant funds were provided by the Massachusetts Thomas P. Kennedy Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund, authorized in 2004 by the state legislature. This year marks the third time that trust fund grants are being awarded; previous awards were given to Massachusetts researchers in 2008 and 2012.

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