Promising new developments in spinal cord injuries

Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170501112612.htm“We’ve shown for the first time that spinal cord injuries (SCI) lead to a chronic state of poor blood flow and lack of oxygen to neuronal networks in the spinal cord,” says co-principal investigator Karim Fouad, professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation …

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Good cause tops bad weather at Prospect Heights 5K

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170430/good-cause-tops-bad-weather-at-prospect-heights-5kFounder Reveca Torres of Prospect Heights started Backbones, a local nonprofit, after her own experience with a spinal cord injury.

She was paralyzed as a result of an automobile accident in Mexico when she was 13.

“Our organization helps connect …

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Community rallies around player with spinal cord injury

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/other/2017/04/28/community-rallies-around-player-felled-spinal-cord-injury/101030862/Macomb Township
The one thing Anthony Mastronardi remembers was thinking, even in those matter of seconds, “This could be bad.”

The junior from Macomb Dakota was racing after a loose puck with an opponent, and everything that go could go wrong …

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Rehabilitation app supports patients recovering from spinal cord injury

https://www.imedicalapps.com/2017/04/rehabilitation-app-spinal-cord-study/20 patients with spinal cord injuries (ranging from 40% ASIA A to 5% ASIA D, ages 21-80) took part in the study.

All patients were hospitalized on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Users completed assessments at admission to establish a baseline and …

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Lab-Grown Neurons Could Help Heal Spinal Injuries & Restore Movement

https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/lab-grown-neurons-could-help-heal-spinal-injuries-and-restore-movementThis week, a team of California researchers announced the successful production of a lab-grown neuron that could help heal spinal cord injuries by reestablishing the connection between brain and muscle.

In a paper published in Proceedings of the …

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3rd Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Conference organised at LPU

http://punjabnewsexpress.com/campus-buzz/news/-3rd-spinal-cord-injury-rehabilitation-conference-organised-at-lpu-59887.aspxJALANDHAR
In association with Lovely Professional University, ‘Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA)’ organized 3rd Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Conference ‘Vistaar’ at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium in LPU Campus. Different sessions of the …

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Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuries

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170424152544.htmScientists have created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries.

These cells, called V2a interneurons, …

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Conference on spinal cord injury tomorrow

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/conference-on-spinal-cord-injury-tomorrow/396161.htmlThe Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA) has said it would organise its third spinal cord injury rehabilitation conference in the city on April 24.

Association vice-president Dawinder Singh said the motive of the conference was to bring caregivers and …

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Third annual charity hockey game at Prudential Center will benefit spinal cord research

https://brickcitylive.com/news/bclstaff/3rd-annual-charity-hockey-game-at-prudential-center-will-benefit-spinal-cord-research/In January 2014, Mike Nichols sustained a spinal cord injury during a varsity hockey game when he was checked from behind, fracturing one of his vertebrae.

Following the accident, the Monroe Township student received a flood of support from the hockey …

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DU Alumna Helps Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

https://news.du.edu/du-alumna-helps-those-with-spinal-cord-injuries/“I have the best job ever. Every day I get to see that we are changing people’s lives and not everybody gets a job where that’s what they feel every day.”

Changing lives is not something Chanda Hinton Leichtle might be doing today had her own life not …

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Ryan Custer “ready to fight” after suffering spinal cord injury

https://wdtn.com/2017/04/13/ryan-custer-ready-to-fight-after-suffering-spinal-cord-injury/CINCINNATI, Ohio
A Wright State University basketball player is “ready to fight,” after being injured in an accident at a party over the weekend.

Ryan Custer, 19, suffered a spinal cord injury when he jumped into a makeshift pool in Oxford on …

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