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Interview with Dr. Charles Cox on Traumatic Brian Injuries, Stem Cells, and Children

Dr. Charles Cox, director of the Pediatric Surgical Translational Laboratories and Pediatric Program in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, is an expert on cellular therapies for traumatic brain injury.  He has written over 120 scientific publications about the nature of his work, in addition to serving on study sections and research teams, such as… Read More

New grant from NIH aims to help scientists and researchers restore function after damaging spinal cord injury.

When someone suffers a severe spinal cord injury, their nerves are essentially defunct, no longer carrying messages between the brain and the body.  Although there are some delicate procedures that can surgically restore some nerve endings, the process proves to be difficult.  Now, researchers are seeking ways to restore the nerve endings at the cellular level, and the new five… Read More

Social Security Disability and Spinal Cord Injuries

There are different cases of severity when it comes to spinal cord injuries ranging from partial or total debilitation of nerve function.  When damaged, the spinal cord, which carries nerve signals between the brain and the rest of the body, may lose its ability to relay vital information.  At times, depending on the damage, victims of spinal cord injuries will… Read More

Bionic exoskeleton aids patients that suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries to walk again.

There are currently over 3,500 patients, who either suffered a severe spinal cord injury or stroke, that have been able to walk again with the help of a revolutionary device made by Ekso Bionics of Richmond, California.  Co-founder and chief technology officer, Russ Angold, reported these facts at 2015’s installment of CES (Consumer Electronics Show), where Shane Mosko, victim of… Read More

Chinese scientists provide breakthrough with experiment that gives paralyzed dogs mobility

Scientists from China recently performed revolutionary surgery on paralyzed dogs that helped regain function in their once defunct legs. The scientists hope that now, with the introduction of their new surgical method, paralyzed victims of severe spinal cord injuries will be able to control of their legs again. Although quite unusual to westerners, the scientists experimented on dogs that had… Read More

A Future of Possibilities: Typing with Thoughts

Jonathan Wolpaw, brain injury researcher, works for the Wadsworth Center in Albany, NY, where he has been developing a revolutionary system that allows victims of paralysis the opportunity to communicate.  Essentially, by reading certain brainwave patterns, the system recognizes the specific letter on which the patient focuses, and marks it on the computer screen. Although it takes about 15 seconds… Read More