Rutgers defense tackle Eric LeGrand currently has no movement below the neck following surgery Saturday night for a spinal cord injury he suffered in the Scarlet Knights’ 23-20 overtime victory at Army. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Three years ago, a hit on the football field left Kevin Everett paralyzed. He became one of the 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries.
Everett has recovered from his injury, and he credits his faith, rehab and something rarely done for spinal cord injury: cooling.
In 2007, Everett’s promising career with the Buffalo Bills came to an end with one hit. Continue Reading »
NEW YORK — Geron Corp. has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries, marking the first time such a drug has been used on a human.
The company said it enrolled the first patient in the early stage study, which will look at the safety of the treatment and how well the patient can tolerate it. The patient was enrolled at Shepherd Center, a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center in Atlanta, one of seven potential sites in the United States. In order to participate, the patient must have been injured within the last two weeks. Continue Reading »
Imagine the plight of a young person, the sole bread-earner in the family, getting paralysed below the neck as a result of a road accident, with no movement or sensation in all four limbs and no control over his bowel and bladder. This poses a big physical, psychological and economic challenge not only for the individual but also for the whole family. Continue Reading »
When he was 19, a cliff-diving accident left Dan Cummings of Hyde Park paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors told him that he’d be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Yesterday, 10 years after that diagnosis, he walked a mile.
“The years came and went, but I knew as long as I took it one day at time and gave it my all, I would walk again,” Cummings said. “I’ve come a long way,” Continue Reading »
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown how stem cells, together with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord. The results are of potential significance to the development of therapies for spinal cord injury.
There is hope that damage to the spinal cord and brain will one day be treatable using stem cells (i.e. immature cells that can develop into different cell types). Stem cell-like cells have been found in most parts of the adult human nervous system, although it is still unclear how much they contribute to the formation of new, functioning cells in adult individuals. Continue Reading »
Apps designed for SmartPhones (Blackberry, Iphone, Android) and IPads can help increase independence and improve the quality of life for people who have limited mobility from paralysis. These apps can be powerful tools for people living with a spinal cord injury or using a wheelchair due to another injury or disease. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have created the Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis to help people find those apps that will most enhance their lives. Continue Reading »
On Oct 4-6, Michigan welcomes the World Stem Cell Summit. Honored at the conference are Governor Jennifer Granholm and Alfred Taubman. Dr. Joseph Kincaid of Right to Life responds.
On November 4, 2008, Michigan voters, by a narrow margin, passed Proposal 2. Proposal 2 became an amendment to our Constitution that permitted unused human embryos in our in vitro fertilization clinics to be destroyed and their embryonic stem cells (ESC) used for research. The hopes were that this research would lead to cures for diseases devastating our society such as spinal cord injuries, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism, etc. Continue Reading »
San Jose, CA (October 3) — Students and teachers rejoiced! Athletes rejoiced! So with parents and advocates of spinal cord injury research, who applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing into law the bill extending the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Act which was set to expire January 1, 2011.
The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Alberto Torrico enabling the state to continue California’s spinal cord research fund through the University of California. Continue Reading »
Paralyzed on Oct. 30, 1970, from spinal cord injury during Cornell football game, 60-year-old Long Island man speaks about re-inventing his life after tragic sports injury, starting a career, marrying the woman of this dreams, making the decision to start a family, and, thanks to ground-breaking medical advances…having triplet sons!!
(PRWEB) September 27, 2010 — With football season upon us, and with the upcoming commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the traumatic sports injury that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, Ken Kunken, a successful attorney from Long Island, is ready to tell his story of loss, inspiration, determination and love. Continue Reading »