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2011-05-19 17:30:00

Regimen of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Plus Extensive Locomotor Training "A Significant Breakthrough"; Results Published Today in The Lancet LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology has achieved a significant breakthrough in its initial work with a paralyzed male volunteer at Louisville's Frazier Rehab Institute. It is the result of 30 years of research to find...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the lead agency on traumatic brain injury for Georgia, the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission is joining the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation to host two town hall meetings as part of their 40+ state national tour to raise awareness about pediatric brain injury and to promote the sharing of ideas to help states develop comprehensive systems of care for children. On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., brain injury...

2011-03-08 07:44:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The combination of a person's age and the results of four neurological tests accurately predicts the chances of that person walking again after a serious spinal cord injury, according to this study. This pan-European study looked at 1442 patients with spinal cord injuries. A combination of age (being under 65 versus over 65 years), and tests assessing the motor scores of the quad muscles (in the leg), calf muscles, and sensation of skin at the inner side of the knee and...

2011-02-10 10:27:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NRH Regional Rehab, National Rehabilitation Hospital's network of outpatient centers located in Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia, announced that it is now offering the revolutionary AlterG anti-gravity treadmill at its Harborview Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy site, located at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. This revolutionary device will now be available to patients undergoing physical therapy, as well as those who wish to use this...

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2010-10-12 06:25:00

Doctors have begun treatment on the first patient to receive human embryonic stem cells, although details of the groundbreaking clinical trial are still under wraps, Geron Corp. announced on Monday. The early stage trial marks the first time the pioneering medical therapy has been used on a human patient in a government approved study. Geron said the Phase I trial will examine the safety of the treatment, as well as how the patient, who suffers from spinal cord injuries, tolerates it. The...

2010-08-12 14:30:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center today announced that a new community ambassador has joined in its efforts to spread awareness about paralysis: Robin Wilson-Beattie is the voice of the Georgia Area Radio Reading Service program "Disability Rights - a Two Minute Advocacy Training Session." In January 2004, Robin Wilson-Beattie began experiencing some unusual problems with her body. Her legs began...

2010-07-13 15:27:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Activity Based Locomotor Exercise (ABLE) program has been named one of five community-based fitness and wellness facilities of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). This cooperative network of cutting-edge rehabilitation centers provide and develop therapies that promote functional recovery and improve the health and quality of life for people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury. Funded...

2010-05-13 12:00:00

Good Shepherd To Manage Medical Rehabilitation Services for CHOP ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (GSRN) based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have signed a management contract whereby GSRN will manage all medical rehabilitation services provided to CHOP's patients. These services include inpatient rehabilitation at Children's Seashore House, rehabilitation services provided to other CHOP...

2009-08-21 14:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission annual meeting and award ceremony is to take place August 27, 2009 in Milledgeville, GA. The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission announces its annual meeting will take place on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Georgia Military College - Legislative Chamber/Old Capitol Building in Milledgeville, GA. The Commission will accept public comment on its revisions to the...

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2009-07-06 12:45:00

A new technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial."This clinical trial has validated that the Tongue Drive system is intuitive and quite simple for individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries to use," said Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and...


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