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2014-10-23 08:36:26

For Outstanding Contributions That Assist Georgians With Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission presented at its recently held Annual Meeting the 2014 Pathfinder Award to Representative Kevin Tanner (R) 9th of Dawsonville, Georgia for his Outstanding Contributions to Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Representative Tanner was cited by Commission Chairman JD...

2014-10-22 08:31:08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: NVIV) based in Cambridge, MA is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment with their novel Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. This technique has been shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal cord area when cells are coupled with the scaffold. Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately breaks down to water and carbon dioxide; making it harmless to the human body. NVIV...

2014-10-20 08:30:20

Provides for Immediate Release of Initial Grant Funds MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST) announced today that the Company has signed a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, 2014. The NGA provides for the immediate release of Clinical Development payments and the release of additional grant funds pursuant to the previously announced $14.3 million...

2014-10-09 08:28:44

NSI-566 to be Tested in Four Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first patient was treated last week in the Phase I trial testing NSI-566 human neural stem cells in the treatment of chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The patient has been discharged from the hospital. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will treat four patients who have thoracic spinal...

2014-10-09 04:20:52

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches "The Big Idea" Campaign to Raise $15 Million for the Next Phase of Epidural Stimulation Research to Enable People Living with Spinal Cord Injury to Recover Autonomic and Motor Functions SHORT HILLS, N.J., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the passing of actor and activist Christopher Reeve (9/25/52 - 10/10/04), today, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched the most ambitious...

2014-10-07 23:12:03

MMTR Physiotherapy, industry leading specialty clinic, announces it will present their research results at the 2014 American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference. The ACRM conference is the largest interdisciplinary conference for rehabilitation research in the world. GUELPH, ONTARIO (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 MMTR Physiotherapy, industry leading specialty clinic, announces it will present their research results at the 2014 American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)...

2014-10-01 16:24:36

Hakeem Olajuwon, Warren Sapp, Pedro Martinez, Bill Cowher, Tom Brokaw, Grant Hill and more joined forces to "Stand up for those who can't" NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities, sports legends, corporate leaders and more joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and Event Chair Mark Dalton as they hosted a sold out crowd in celebration of the 29(th) Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner presented by Carnival Corporation & PLC and the Carnival...

2014-09-30 08:32:34

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synapse Biomedical Inc. (www.synapsebiomedical.com) announced today it has completed the enrollment of the post-approval study of its NeuRx DPS® System for ALS patients. The last patient needed to meet the FDA enrollment requirement was implanted over a month and a half ahead of schedule. The NeuRx DPS®, which is the only medical device approved by the FDA specifically for ALS patients, is a humanitarian device that obtained approval at...

2014-09-29 08:26:40

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury, by Steven Fujita is now available in a paperback version. Formerly, the book was available only in an eBook format. The book, which details the author's recovery from a spinal cord injury resulting from a bout with meningitis, reached number 1 bestseller for Amazon Kindle in the category of Spinal Cord Injuries. About the book: In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to...

2014-09-24 12:29:16

HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann are doing their part to raise awareness of spinal cord-related injuries and prevention, as well as provide clinical care, support, and stories of empowerment to some of the 200,000 individuals in the United States who are living with spinal cord injuries. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, one...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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