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Two Leading Spinal Cord Injury Experts Join ReNetX Scientific Advisory Board

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReNetX Bio, a company developing first-in-class therapeutics to treat injury to the central nervous system, is expanding its Scientific Advisory Board with key opinion leaders specializing in spinal cord injury. ReNetX … Continue reading

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Get registered for Working 2 Walk 2017 today!

Plan to join us in Miami for our 12th annual Working 2 Walk Symposium. The conference is a unique opportunity for spinal cord injury advocates, scientists, clinicians, and investors to meet and share the latest news & strategies, and form … Continue reading

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Airline lobby wins another big delay on reporting data for wheelchair damages and losses *January 2019*

By Russ Choma Dodson’s story seems to be fairly common. His chair has also been repeatedly broken by airlines, and as the national secretary of Paralyzed Veterans of America, he hears about airlines breaking or losing wheelchairs on a regular … Continue reading

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An injectable hydrogel enhances tissue repair after spinal cord injury by promoting extracellular matrix remodeling

Nature Communications 8, Article number: 533 (2017) The cystic cavity that develops following injuries to brain or spinal cord is a major obstacle for tissue repair in central nervous system (CNS). Here we report that injection of imidazole-poly(organophosphazenes) (I-5), a … Continue reading

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17th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration

The ISNR is a forum for the presentation and discussion of important research progress, insights and controversies important to advancing the understanding of injury responses and potential therapeutics targeting both peripheral nerve and central nervous system injuries. This year marks … Continue reading

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Combinatory repair strategy to promote axon regeneration and functional recovery after chronic spinal cord injury

Eight weeks post contusive spinal cord injury, we built a peripheral nerve graft bridge (PNG) through the cystic cavity and treated the graft/host interface with acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) and chondroitinase ABC (ChABC). This combinatorial strategy remarkably enhanced integration … Continue reading

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Gait Rehabilitation with a Neurologically Controlled Exoskeleton

Gait Rehabilitation with a Neurologically Controlled Exoskeleton Ziadee Cambier, PT, MSPT, DPT Seattle Science Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the international collaboration among physicians, scientists, technologists, engineers and educators. The Foundation’s training facilities and extensive internet connectivity have … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury

Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring By Marla Paul After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Rat’s Race for Human Stem Cells Grafted to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

By Scott LaFee Lengthy study finds that implanted neural stem cells grow slow and steady, and success needs to be measured accordingly More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the … Continue reading

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It’s On! U2FP Working 2 Walk 2017 and SCI Curecast Episode 11

Plan to join us in Miami for our 12th annual Working 2 Walk Symposium. The conference is a unique opportunity for spinal cord injury advocates, scientists, clinicians, and investors to meet and share the latest news & strategies, and form … Continue reading

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