FacingDisability Adds 300 New Spinal Cord Injury Videos

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-14T09:16:50-04:00 August 21st, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Scientists Reveal Immune Function Can be Restored in Spinal Injured Mice

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.  [...]

By | 2018-06-13T17:29:41-04:00 August 20th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Researchers Ready to Try Deep Brain Stimulation to Reduce Pain in Spinal Cord Injured Patients

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-13T17:26:19-04:00 July 31st, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-13T17:24:22-04:00 July 10th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Kessler Foundation awarded more than $1.2 million in grants by the NJ Commission on Sci Research

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.  [...]

By | 2018-06-13T17:23:21-04:00 July 10th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Livability lands top national award with spinal cord injury teaching resource

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-13T17:20:48-04:00 June 27th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|