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2010-11-16 08:45:22

Findings could one day lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries Scientists have discovered the origin of a unique type of cell known for its ability to support regeneration in the central nervous system. Their findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), raise the possibility of obtaining a more reliable source of these cells for use in cell transplantation therapy for spinal cord injuries. Olfactory ensheathing cells...

2010-09-07 10:52:00

September 18th( )Fundraiser in Bushnell Park Seeks to Raise Awareness for the Care & Cure for People in Connecticut Living with Spinal Cord Injuries GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Connecticut Chapter today announced ProHealth Physicians and the Hospital for Special Care as title sponsors of its first Roll-A-Thon special event scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. The event is seeking to...

2010-04-06 12:00:00

New study says a multidisciplinary approach is most likely to achieve results ROSEMONT, Ill., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although new developments in the management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) are on the horizon, any eventual cure for the condition is more likely to involve a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from expertise in several fields, according to a review article published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)....

2010-04-02 11:30:00

New study says a multidisciplinary approach is most likely to achieve results Although new developments in the management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) are on the horizon, any eventual cure for the condition is more likely to involve a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from expertise in several fields, according to a review article published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). "¢Each year, approximately 12,000 men and women...

2010-03-03 13:21:51

The signaling molecule CD95L, known as "death messenger," causes an inflammatory process in injured tissue after spinal cord injuries and prevents its healing. This discovery was published by scientists of the German Cancer Research Center. In mice, the researchers found out that if they switch off CD95L, the injured spinal cord heals and the animals regain better ability to move. Therefore, substances which block the death messenger might offer a new approach in the treatment of severe...

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2009-11-20 07:55:00

Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed. The chemical compound also might be developed as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Because nerves usually are not severed in a common type of spinal cord trauma, called "compression" injuries, the drug offers hope as a possible treatment, said Riyi Shi, a professor in Purdue...

2009-11-17 06:05:00

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- What does drag racing champion Darrell Gwynn have in common with NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip? Aside from having the same first name, they're teaming up with Rejuvenate Auto® to provide custom wheelchairs to underprivileged, handicapped children at this one-of-a-kind charity fishing tournament. Approximately 20 fishing boats and a large-mouth/peacock bass-stocked lake inside the Homestead-Miami Speedway await participants who...

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2009-11-09 07:26:46

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident. The synthetic "copolymer micelles" are drug-delivery spheres about 60 nanometers in diameter, or roughly 100 times smaller than the diameter of a red blood cell. Researchers have been studying how to deliver drugs for cancer treatment and other therapies using these spheres. Medications...

2009-05-16 09:35:25

The research group of Dr. Fr©d©ric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr©al (IRCM), has made a discovery which could help treat spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. This new finding has been published in the current issue of the prestigious scientific journal Neuron. Patricia T. Yam, S©bastien D. Langlois and Steves Morin, all at the IRCM, are listed as co-authors.The brain is composed of billions of interconnected neurons....

2009-03-30 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act that will improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis and mobility impairments from any cause - stroke, ALS, spinal cord injuries, and others. The legislation authorizes Congress to fund $25,000,000 per fiscal year through 2011, as part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Title XIV of H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Bill 2009. Among...


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