Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: Wings for Life

Don’t miss it: Virtual charity run with guaranteed runners’ high

Wings for Life World Run introduces innovative app features for race day Salzburg, April 19, 2021 – The gap between virtual and real life will all but disappear for this year’s Wings for Life...

Living With Spinal Cord Injury | Wings for Life World Run

https://youtu.be/9yfpKqyXzFI Nina Wabra Jakič is the wife of Gal Jakič, one of the ambassadors of the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana Her life was very fast, she was an event planner, radio speaker, PR,...

Regenerating Axons Across Complete Spinal Cord Injury

In a collaboration led by EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) in the USA, scientists have now understood the underlying biological mechanisms required for...

Inflammation discovery opens window to better rehabilitation possibilities

Findings could have significant impact on how spinal cord injuries are treated in the future Inflammation plays a key role in improving the ability to relearn motor skills lost as a result of spinal cord...
Gene therapy restores hand function

Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

https://youtu.be/dCyIiDcn9WU Researchers at King’s College London and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy. People with spinal cord injury...

The key numbers from a record-breaking Wings for Life World Run

The fourth Wings for Life World Run was another record-breaking edition – with 155,288 registered participants raising a huge 6.8 million euros for spinal cord research. The global movement saw 27 course records...
Steph Aiello

After Car Crash, This Quadriplegic Beauty Enthusiast Found Renewed Purpose In Vlogging

Rarely are the phrases ‘beauty tutorial’ and ‘inspirational tour de force’ used in the same sentence, though the vlogger Steph Aiello may be a unique exception. Left paralyzed from the waist down and with...

New trial may revolutionize treatment of spinal cord injury patients

Queensland researchers are launching a world-first clinical trial aimed at improving recovery from spinal cord injuries. In the study, led by The University of Queensland and The Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital, a new anti-inflammatory drug...

Wings for Life World Run Ambassador Eric LeGrand: A Work of Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdOEhWFJN_s Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in an October 16, 2010 college football game, fracturing his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae. Since then, he has been at the forefront of raising awareness for...

Spinal Cord Injury Causes ‘Immune System Paralysis’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is showing that spinal cord injuries can also cause a "paralysis" of the immune system that renders these patients more...