Category: ‘Clinical Trials and Studies’


Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Posted on November 5th, 2019

A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Miller School of Medicine is using a brain-machine interface to help restore function in paralysis patients after spinal cord injury.

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Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Texas Man Regain Some Motion After Paralyzing Accident

Posted on May 31st, 2019

Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There’s a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is, in a sense, walking again — 10 years after a motocross accident left him paralyzed.

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InVivo Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of INSPIRE 2.0 Study

Posted on May 29th, 2019

InVivo Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of First Two Patients into the INSPIRE 2.0 Study for the Treatment of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. today announced that the first two patients have been enrolled into The INSPIRE 2.0 Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury).

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New trial offers new hope for those with spinal cord injuries

Posted on January 25th, 2014

A Winnipeg paramedic has become the first Canadian to take part in an international clinical trial involving the treatment of spinal cord injuries using stem cells.

Alex Petric was injured last year during a winter vacation in Panama.

“I misjudged the water and just dove in,” the 29-year-old recalls. “I hit shallow water and became paralyzed immediately.”

Petric, now a paraplegic, became involved with the trial just four months after his injury.

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Miami Project gets FDA Approval for Clinical Paralysis Trial

Posted on August 4th, 2012

The FDA’s go-ahead makes The Miami Project’s clinical trial to aid against spinal cord injury the only one in the United States.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said Tuesday it has received federal approval to conduct “revolutionary” human trials to transplant a patient’s own Schwann cells, found mainly in the nervous system, to the site of recent spinal cord injuries in the hope that the trials may bring researchers closer to finding a cure for paralysis.

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