Every year, thousands of people end up paralyzed when their spinal cords are injured. Right now, these patients almost never fully recover. But, as this ScienCentral News video reports, one nanotechnologist says there may be a way to grow back injured nerve cells—and repair damaged spinal cords, so that paralyzed patients can leave their wheelchairs behind. Continue Reading »
Spinal Cord Injury News
Spinal Cord Injury News Articles
BEIJING – Strolling briskly through the dim halls of Chaoyang Hospital, neurosurgeon Huang Hongyun says his pioneering medical work using fetal cells to treat paralysis and other nervous system ailments is swamping him with attention.
The cell phone jangles. Lecture invitations mount. E-mails pour in from around the world. Continue Reading »
The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Are Now Enrolling for Proneuron’s Phase II Study of ProCord for Neurologically Complete Spinal Cord Injury Announcement Made at the Rally for the Cure in NYC Continue Reading »
A medical malpractice trial is underway in the San Benito Superior Court where a Hollister resident has alleged negligence on behalf of the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and a Salinas-based doctor resulting in her Quadriplegia. Continue Reading »
THE initial trial of a controversial method for treating spinal cord injuries within two weeks of an accident suggests it may be partly successful. More patients recovered some sensation and movement than would normally be expected, the company behind the trial claims. Independent experts say the results look promising, but caution that with just 16 people treated so far, it is too early to draw any conclusions. Continue Reading »
After an accident five years ago robbed him of the use of his legs, Joe Papale figured his days playing in a softball league were over.
He was wrong. Continue Reading »
Canada’s Man In Motion, Rick Hansen, is calling on people from Trent Hills and surrounding area to join in the fun at the first annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion (RWHIM), presented by Scotiabank, to be held at Old Mill Park in Campbellford Sunday, June 13, 2004. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and warm-up stretches will commence at 1:45 by Physiotherapist Doreen Sharpe. Continue Reading »
RESEARCHERS are developing a method of transplanting nose cells into the spinal cord of paralysed patients to help them walk again.
The ground-breaking Scottish research aims to renew the lost connections between the brain and muscles that give us our movement and sense of touch. If successful, the tests at Glasgow university could provide hope for the 35,000 people in the UK who have a spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »
The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Are Now Enrolling for Proneuron’s Phase II Study of ProCord for Neurologically Complete Spinal Cord Injury Continue Reading »
LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture. His next book, to be published in the fall, is Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World.
Ian Wilmut, co-creator of Dolly the cloned sheep, wants your tax dollars to pay Big Biotech and their business partners in elite university life-science departments to conduct research into human cloning. Continue Reading »