Spinal Cord Injury News

A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.


First Global Open-Source Database for Spinal Cord Injury Research Will Be a ‘Game-Changer,’ Say Experts

U of A research team receives $3.3 million to create data-sharing platform including results from both published and unpublished research.

Experts from the University of Alberta and two universities of California are teaming up to launch the world’s first open-source database for spinal cord injury research.

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Posted in General SCI and Human Interest, Research for a Cure on August 15th, 2019.

Researchers Finding Ways to Improve Lives of Spinal Cord Injury Patients

University of Louisville researchers are finding ways to help those who suffer catastrophic spinal cord injuries battle other health problems related to their injury.

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Posted in Therapies and Procedures on August 13th, 2019.

Google Nest Partners with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Improve Independence for Individuals Living with Paralysis

Google Home Mini

Google Nest provides up to 100,000 free Google Home Minis to the Reeve Foundation to foster freedom at home across the paralysis community through the #PowerOfVoice

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Posted in Assistive Technology on August 6th, 2019.

Finding Drugs to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers have designed a simple and efficient platform that uses zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions. The proof-of-concept study was published today in Scientific Reports.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on July 20th, 2019.

New Research Takes Step Towards Healing Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Recently, researchers have investigated a nerve repair process that could potentially be activated to heal injuries to the brain and spinal cord. This discovery came from investigating an existing peripheral nerve regeneration pathway and applying similar concepts to central nervous system cells. This research team was led by Claire Jacob, Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Swiss University of Fribourg. Their findings were published in a recent edition of Cell Reports.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on July 11th, 2019.
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