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2009-10-02 09:21:21

Neuroscience researchers at the University of Louisville will be the only team collaborating with an international group of scientists that last week announced they had enabled paralyzed rats to walk while supporting their own weight. Dr. Susan Harkema, the University of Louisville's Owsley Brown Frazier Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, rehabilitation director at the university's Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) and the director of research at Frazier Rehab Institute,...

2009-05-18 16:43:00

Proceeds of one-night event to benefit Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first annual Born for Broadway will be held Monday, June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, New York. Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, currently directing "Ragtime" at the Kennedy Center with musical direction by Larry Yurman ("Grey Gardens"), Born for Broadway is a one-night celebrity cabaret, featuring both established Broadway...

2009-04-21 23:34:58

Researchers say the number people in the United States living with paralysis or spinal cord injuries has been greatly underestimated. A University of New Mexico study suggests 1.28 million people in the United States have had a spinal cord injury and more than 5.6 million live with some form of paralysis. Previous estimates put the number of spinal cord injuries at 250,000 and paralysis cases at roughly 4 million, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation said Monday. Researcher said the...

2009-03-10 07:10:00

Founder Zac Workman proudly touts support of Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- While Punch Energy Drink's well-recognized tagline may be "changing the way energy tastes!," Zac Workman, Punch Energy Founder and 21-year-old beverage industry phenom, is equally focused on changing the world we live in ... and he's already making a difference. In a joint press conference today, Workman proudly announced that the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, and...

2005-08-03 14:53:01

People affected by paralysis could enjoy more independence, better health and a higher quality of life thanks to an innovative system designed to improve fitness and increase arm strength. It uses electrical signals to stimulate movement in arm muscles where function has been lost, making it possible to work an arm-exercise machine (similar to an exercise bike but worked by the arms). This enables people with paralysis to enjoy the health benefits of regular work-outs. For those with some...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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