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2014-07-23 23:23:50

French joins the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation's effort to cure paralysis in next decade. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as its first champion in the movement to cure paralysis in the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer French. As a result of a snowboarding accident, French became a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury in 1998. Now, she has joined a new effort to help find a cure for paralysis. “People...

2014-07-08 23:08:47

8 sites from across the country will participate in this year’s Walk to Victory Over Paralysis. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will participate in a 24-hour fundraising and awareness event, Walk to Victory Over Paralysis, from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19 through 9 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014. For 24 hours, current and former patients and community members will walk on a treadmill in Magee’s Riverfront Outpatient Center Locomotor Training Clinic to...

2014-05-23 23:03:29

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Refocuses as Conquer Paralysis Now with Competition, Cash Prizes Indianapolis (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has set his sights on a bold new mission: curing paralysis within the next decade. To achieve this goal, Schmidt is refocusing the efforts of his 14-year-old foundation. In 2000, he became a quadriplegic after a test-driving accident in Orlando and soon after launched the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation....

2014-04-24 23:12:39

IndyCar Champ to Be Honored at Annual Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Gala Indianapolis (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) will host the 15th annual Racing to Recovery Gala Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel. The Gala will begin with a Hawaiian luau and auction at 4 p.m., followed by the award presentation at 5 p.m. and a dance party until 10 p.m. During the event, SSPF founder Sam Schmidt will present the 2014 Legendary Driver Award...

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...

2014-04-02 11:30:25

Animal study points to promise of gene therapy for treating spinal cord injury Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord...

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...

2013-06-26 10:18:44

Findings suggest similar strategies may one day be useful for human patients Using a novel technique to promote the regeneration of nerve cells across the site of severe spinal cord injury, researchers have restored bladder function in paralyzed adult rats, according to a study in the June 26 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may guide future efforts to restore other functions lost after spinal cord injury. It also raises hope that similar strategies could one day be used...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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