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Optogenetic Restoration of Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Mr. Peter Grahn, a third-year student in the neurobiology of disease track at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, illuminates an article he coauthored appearing in the February 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he describes a rapidly developing innovation … Continue reading

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Working 2 Walk 2013 Video Presentations

Every year the Working 2 Walk Science and Advocacy Symposium takes place, thanks to the Unite 2 Fight Paralysis organization. This year the gathering took place in Boston, MA. Like previous years, this conference staged researchers and biotech companies performing … Continue reading

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Neuralstem: World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2013

Richard Garr, President & CEO of Neuralstem gives his presentation on ‘Understanding the Practicalities of Using Innovative Therapies on Patients’ at the World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2013.

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Getting a grip on hand function at Dalhousie University

Professor and neurosurgeon Dr. Rob Brownstone and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tuan Bui have identified the spinal cord circuit that controls the hands’ ability to grasp. The world’s leading neuroscience journal, Neuron, published the breakthrough finding in its latest issue. The … Continue reading

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Accelerating Medical Discoveries at Robart Research with Dr. Arthur Brown

Dr. Arthur Brown discusses his passion for spinal cord injury research, what his lab is currently working on and how he hopes to see his research impact spinal cord injury in the future.  The body’s response to spinal cord injury … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from the Working 2 Walk Science and Advocacy Symposium.

A nice feature for the SCI community unable to attend the Working 2 Walk Science and Advocacy Symposium in Irvine California is the live blogging done by Kate Willette. Stay tuned at this link! The conference will start at 8am … Continue reading

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Understanding paralysis science and advocacy at the Working 2 Walk Symposium

One of the most intimidating aspects of advocacy for spinal cord injury research is understanding the science. For the general public or those not familiar with all the research projects that are taking place, they often wonder if they can … Continue reading

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UNITE 2 FIGHT PARALYSIS LAUNCHES A NEW WEBSITE

UNITE 2 FIGHT PARALYSIS announces the launch of a new website packed with scientific research information and advocacy tools for everyone on the journey to cure chronic spinal cord injury. The site also boasts in-depth interactive presentations that review cutting … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Therapies for Chronic Pain

  Stem Cell Dialogues: “Stem Cell Therapies for Chronic Pain.” This is a video of the Feb. 7, 2012 event, which is part of UC Davis Health System’s ongoing series of community forums about stem cell research. The session features … Continue reading

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Pain-Killing Transplants

Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms. By Ed Yong | May 23, 2012 Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have alleviated chronic pain in mice by transplanting … Continue reading

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