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Kent Stephenson
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...

Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

Vanderbilt University [ Watch The Video ] The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University´s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to...

2012-09-21 02:22:44

Legendary surfers will be celebrated for their contributions to the paralysis community LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life Rolls On Foundation today announced it will honor surfing legend Rob Machado and 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater at the organization's 9(th) annual Night by the Ocean gala. Held on Saturday, November 10 at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, Night by the Ocean is an evening to celebrate life for young people living with spinal cord...

2012-07-31 06:25:26

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries. Found mainly in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells are essential to sending appropriate electrical signals...

2012-07-26 14:26:13

Women who suffered spinal injuries in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake continued to endure hardships years later, including abandonment by spouses and families, according to new research from the University of Alberta. Zubia Mumtaz, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health who studies how gender and class inequalities affect maternal health, worked with a team of graduate students to document the experiences of paraplegic women three years after the 7.6-magnitude quake that...

2012-06-19 02:28:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first patient to receive stem cell transplantation in both regions of the spinal cord has been treated in the ongoing Phase I trial of its spinal cord neural stem cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). This is also the 16th patient to be treated in the trial altogether and the first patient returning to the trial for a second treatment. In this treatment, the...

2012-05-10 06:26:46

DETROIT, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) became the 8th rehabilitation hospital in the U.S. to receive Ekso, a wearable, robotic exoskeleton that powers people with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to get them standing up and walking. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/DC04996) Made by Ekso Bionics, Ekso is a ready-to-wear, battery-powered bionic device that is strapped over the user's clothing....

2012-05-03 02:28:44

SUWANEE, Ga., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- UroMed, a leading urological medical supply company, has released Courage: Stories of Hometown Heroes, the first in a series of e-books featuring a collection of stories from their Hometown Heroes blog. Written by John E. Phillips, the e-book features 16 individuals who have overcome disabilities like Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida and Transverse Myelitis to lead successful lives and serve as inspiration to others. Some...

2012-04-25 02:33:02

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that Karl Johe, PhD, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, will present at the Fourth International Spinal Cord Injury Treatments and Trials Symposium, in Xi'an, China on Friday, May 4, at 1:00 PM (http://iscitt.org/iscitt4/). Dr. Johe's talk, entitled "Human spinal cord-derived neural stem cells (HSSC) for treatment of neurological diseases," will review the readiness of Neuralstem's cells to enter...

2012-02-21 11:38:25

The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related to the surgeries. The guideline, which was developed with the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, is published in the February 21, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology and also in the Journal of Clinical...