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The September issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine focuses on, "The Changing Face of Spinal Cord Injury," the theme for the 2013 meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Professionals. Conference abstracts are available for free download, and the journal issue can be viewed by clicking here.
FacingDisability is an educational website specifically created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury (SCI) with other people like them. The website has more than 1,000 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a SCI. The site has recently just added 300 new SCI [...]
Aug 20, 2013 Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for patients. Not only can they affect mobility, but they can also compromise the immune system, making people more susceptible to diseases. Now, scientists have discovered that it's possible to restore immune function in spinal injured mice, which could pave the way for future research. [...]
The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Community Survey is the largest study of its kind to ever be done in Canada among people with SCI. The primary intent of the study is to confirm the most important SCI-specific needs of Canadians with SCI. It is also intended to determine how successfully the Canadian health and [...]
Jul 31, 2013 Researchers at CWRU School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have discovered a way to restore bladder function in rats with severe spinal cord injuries. Read the full story here.
Jul 31, 2013 Borrowing a treatment strategy proven to work for Parkinson’s disease, a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Ian D. Hentall, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurological surgery, and Jonathan Jagid, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, expect to begin a clinical trial this fall to determine if electrically stimulating the brain [...]
The rate and extent of damage to the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord injury have long been a mystery. Now, a joint research effort between the University of Zurich, University Hospital Balgrist and colleagues from University College London have found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord [...]
Jul 10, 2013 The New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Injury Research awarded three grants to scientists at Kessler Foundation. The grants, which exceed $1.2 million, fund studies of assisted walking with Ekso, the impact of aging in the population with spinal cord injury (SCI) and the effects of electrical stimulation on bone loss. [...]
Jun 27, 2013 Livability lands top national award with spinal cord injury teaching resource. Their award, for developing a free web-based teaching resource on spinal cord injury that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, was presented by comedian and Paralympics show presenter, Alex Brooker on Thursday 13 June at the Grosvenor House [...]