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2014-07-11 23:05:44

Prominent Los Angeles spine surgeon Dr. Gravori talks about spinal injuries that can occur while playing soccer and how to treat them. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The World Cup in Brazil has caused excitement around the globe. However, according to recent reports, many star soccer players left the game due to injury. Soccer may take a backseat in the media to American football when it comes to the severity of injuries, but as in all sports, the risk is always there. While none...

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...

2014-07-08 11:11:21

Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group A spinal mass was identified in a young woman with complete spinal cord injury 8 years after she had undergone implantation of olfactory mucosal cells in the hopes of regaining sensory and motor function. The case is reported and discussed in "Autograft-derived spinal cord mass following olfactory mucosal cell transplantation in a spinal cord injury patient. Case report," by Brian J. Dlouhy, MD, Olatilewa Awe, MD, Rajesh C. Rao, MD, Patricia A....

2014-06-30 08:31:42

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) reports that its shares have been added to the broad-market Russell 3000(®) Index. Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000(®) Index or small-cap Russell 2000(®) Index...

2014-06-27 08:25:02

Revolutionary technology that allows individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, such as paraplegia, to stand & walk receives clearance for personal use in the U.S. MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable...

2014-06-25 10:25:31

Ohio State University Study in mice suggests immune cells fail to activate key messenger needed for repair In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury. These studies were the first to show that spinal cord injuries are more severe in elderly mice than in young adults, corroborating...

2014-06-25 08:32:39

Cognitive Deficit and Depression Symptoms Improve Significantly, Trial Data Shows GERMANTOWN, Md., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that two sets of data from the NSI-189 clinical trial in major depressive disorder (MDD) were reported at two recent academic conferences: American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, on June 17th, and the International College of Neuropyschopharmacology (CINP) Annual Meeting, on June 24th, 2014....

2014-06-19 08:30:26

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that select data from the NSI-189 Phase Ib trial in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) will be presented at the International College of Neuropyschopharmacology (CINP) 2014 World Congress, in Vancouver, Canada. A poster entitled, "Effects of NSI-189, a neurogenic compound, on quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) during a phase 1b...

rat after stroke
2014-06-14 03:00:12

University of Zurich Only if the timing, dosage and kind of rehabilitation are right can motor functions make an almost full recovery after a large stroke. Rats that were paralyzed down one side by a stroke almost managed to regain their motor functions fully if they were given the ideal combination of rehabilitative training and substances that boosted the growth of nerve fibers. Anatomical studies confirmed the importance of the right rehabilitation schedule: Depending on the therapeutic...

2014-06-10 08:32:33

.@UnitedSpinal appoints Joseph Gaskins new Pres. & CEO http://ow.ly/xNgjU #wheelchairusers, #sci/d #disabilities NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced Joseph Gaskins, an experienced DC lobbyist, accomplished executive in the wireless industry and wheelchair user from Seattle, WA, as its permanent president and CEO. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Gaskins took over last December as United Spinal's...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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