This is where the staff of the Reeve Foundation is sharing up-to-the-minute information and putting some context around the news affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community. Not to mention insight into what's going on here at the Foundation.
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Category: Research Category
Casa Colina Centers of Rehabilitation, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the California Institute of Technology are collaborating on a study that allows individuals with paralysis to control a computer using thought alone. Read More
10th Annual Christopher Reeve "Hot Topics" in Stem Cell Biology
An Evening of Data Blitzes
Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting
Monday, November 11, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
Food and drinks will be available throughout the evening Read More
Mark Pollock, Reeve Foundation board member is unlike most people you'll ever meet. In 1998 he was diagnosed as fully blind. Since 2010 he has also been living with paralysis. You can read all about him on his website. Recently, The Epoch Times caught up with Mark and what he is doing to change paralysis.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of certain black-legged ticks. The symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue, and in some cases, loss of function in arms and legs. The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Guide lists Lyme among the various conditions related to paralysis.Read More
Many times, those not directly affected by spinal cord injuries do not realize the secondary conditions related to these serious injuries. One of those is the loss of bowel and bladder function. New research reveals progress in restored bladder function.Read More
You may be familiar with Rob Summers - in May 2011, we announced a significant research breakthrough in that Rob, living with paralysis, was implanted with an epidural stimulator. The results were remarkable and a very existing time for spinal cord injury research. Learn more about it at www.ChristopherReeve.org/Epi. Rob recently spoke with Oregon Live about his progress and where his life is now:Read More
From InVivo Therapeutics:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 4, 2013) - InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neurotrauma conditions, today announced that the Company has received approval for its request filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation for its biopolymer scaffolding product.Read More
Interested in learning about how to get a injured or damaged spinal cord working again? Read this educational piece and watch the videos from Scientific American.
When Christopher Reeve became quadriplegic, there was little hope for patients with spinal cord injury. Now researchers are combining what they know about the central nervous system’s ability to rewire and regrow with a new understanding of the hidden smarts of the spinal cord to dramatically improve treatments.Read More
Jennifer French, living with quadriplegia, who was featured in last winter's Progress in Research publication regarding FES cycling, recently received an award for her sailing achievements.
At an emotional ceremony today at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) were celebrated as US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. Formally announced in January after being chosen for their outstanding on-water sailing accomplishments in 2012, the honorees were joined by family, friends, sailing dignitaries, fellow sailors and members of the media for a luncheon program.Read More
The brain is one powerful tool, isn't it? Just ask Jan Scheuermann. Living with spinocerebellar dgeneration, her brain and body no longer make a connection. Jan has used her brain power to move a robotic arm. Here's the story from CBS' 60 Minutes:
In a decade of war, more than 1,300 Americans have lost limbs on the battlefield. And that fact led the Department of Defense to start a crash program to help veterans and civilians by creating an artificial arm and hand that are amazingly human. But that's not the breakthrough. We don't use that word very often because it's overused. But when you see how they have connected this robotic limb to a human brain, you'll understand why we made an exception.Read More
Nice video interview with a woman who was implanted with a stimulator from Case Western Reserve University developed by Hunter Peckham, Ph.D., Donnell Institute Professor; Director, Functional Electrical Stimulation Center.Read More
Here is something we ran across, that is in a very early stage, but worth keeping an eye on -- Muse. Their promotional material says:Read More
We have introduced you before to Dr. Aileen Anderson and her husband Brian Cummings who are both neuroscientists at the Reeve-Irvine Center at the University of California, Irvine, and their work is behind the only clinical trial at this time involving stem cells and chronic spinal cord injury. (Learn more about them.)
Now catch up with them about their latest honor, "Hottest 25 People in O.C." list and how they explain their history from learning about stem cells to utilizing them to treat patients.