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2014-04-08 08:29:47

New Research Documents the Effectiveness of Epidural Stimulation as a Therapy Option for Paralysis; Results Published Today in Brain LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress - moving their legs - as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology reported today in...

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2014-04-08 08:29:55

[ Watch the Video: Voluntary Training With Spinal Stimulation ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A preliminary study from National Institutes of Health has found that people with paraplegia were able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed toes, ankles and knees while receiving electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. The study team, who published their results in the journal Brain on Tuesday, said their discovery offers new hope to individuals who have been...

2014-03-26 08:28:58

To commemorate 15 years since his injury, Remington's event aims to reach $500,000 in funds for spinal cord research BRANT LAKE, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, Scott Remington was injured in a logging accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. From the moment he learned about his T-9 injury, Scott focused his efforts on raising awareness and funds to support spinal cord research. This March, to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of...

2014-03-18 08:28:44

Walk to commemorate Eric LeGrand's graduation from Rutgers University following a spinal cord injury in 2010 SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 14, 2014 A Walk to Believe - One Step Closer with Team LeGrand will take place at 10:30 am EDT at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. The 4(th) annual 5K walk is being held as a graduation celebration in honor of Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers University football player who sustained a spinal...

2014-03-14 23:26:51

Push to Walk, a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and paralysis, will be exhibiting at Helen Hayes Hospital’s Adapted Sports, Recreation, and Living Expo. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Saturday, March 22, 2014, Push to Walk Program Director, Tommy Sutor, will display information about the non-profit organization’s program at the Adapted Sports, Recreation, and Living Expo at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

2014-03-05 08:26:39

New research challenges the traditional view of sleep paralysis NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep paralysis is a terrifying experience which causes people to become temporarily unable to move while falling asleep or waking and is accompanied by the sense of something evil in the room. Scientists have a number of, as yet, unproven theories about the origin of the hallucinations that accompany sleep paralysis, but do not know the exact cause of them and have...

2014-02-26 16:28:45

The Reeve Foundation presented $500,000 in grants to support quality of life initiatives for the paralysis community SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to curing spinal cord injury and improving care for people living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 102 nonprofit organizations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Funded twice yearly,...

Nearly 20 California Children Diagnosed With Polio-Like Paralysis
2014-02-24 08:27:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While polio was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s after a vaccine was developed to stop the disease dead in its tracks, researchers have pointed out that a mysterious polio-like illness has been discovered in a cluster of children in California. In a case report that is scheduled to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia later this spring, a team of...

Master Monkey Uses Thoughts To Control Paralyzed Monkey
2014-02-19 14:42:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a research project inspired by the movie “Avatar,” scientists from Cornell University and Harvard Medical School have designed a system that allows one monkey to control the paralyzed body of another monkey using only thoughts, according to a newly published report in the journal Nature Communications. The study team said they hope their research will eventually allow for paralyzed individuals to regain control of their body....

2014-01-31 23:30:49

Push to Walk, a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and paralysis, received funding from United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) for an adaptive tennis program. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Friday, January 10, 2014, Push to Walk held the first of three adaptive tennis demos at Fairfield Racquet Club in Fairfield, NJ. Karla Ruaya, currently Push to Walk’s Adaptive Sports Coordinator and a...