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  • An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries
    ANN ARBOR—An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice at the University of Michigan, with the nanoparticles enhancing healing by reprogramming the aggressive immune cells—call it an “EpiPen” for trauma to the central… […]
  • Partnership key to fitness success for people with spinal cord injury
    UBC research shows personal input and collaboration provide positive results New co-created research at UBC’s Okanagan campus has resulted in ground-breaking increases in physical activity and fitness for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Jasmin Ma is a recent doctoral graduate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Along with her supervisor Professor… […]
  • KINOVA’s “JACO” is a robotic arm designed to give independence to power wheelchair users
    Developed by the quebec based company KINOVA, ‘JACO’ is an assistive robotic arm created to improve the quality of life of power wheelchair users. the team, who focus on projects to empower individuals with mobility limitations, has designed ‘JACO’ to function like a human arm, allowing those with limited or no upper limb mobility to… […]
  • Rewiring of nerves gives movement to paralyzed arms and hands
    Researchers from Australia have successfully “rewired” the nerves within the paralyzed arms of some accident survivors and provided them with successful movement of arms and hands. The results of the study titled, “Expanding traditional tendon-based techniques with nerve transfers for the restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia: a prospective case series”, were published in… […]
  • Toddler With Spina Bifida Can Now Get Around Thanks to Dad’s Creative Invention
    A loving dad wanted his toddler son with spina bifida to have more mobility, so he created a device to help. Doctors had realized Brody Moreland’s spine hadn’t formed properly when he was still in utero. Then, after he was born, he was diagnosed with spinal cord atrophy, which meant he was paralyzed from the… […]

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