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Dr. Paul J. Reier presents at Working 2 Walk 2017

This Working 2 Walk 2017 video was taken in Miami Florida. Dr. Reier explained how electrical stimulation to activate silent neural circuits could be used to enhance spinal cord repair. Dr. Reier’s research addresses spinal cord injury (SCI) and repair with … Continue reading

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Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD – Presents at Working 2 Walk 2012

These online video presentations from the W2W 2012 symposium are only made possible through your generous contributions to U2FP. Ravi Bellamkonda, PHD. Walter H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology “Are CNS axons being GAG’ed? Alleviating CS-GAG … Continue reading

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Roman Reed Presents at Working 2 Walk 2012

These online video presentations from the W2W 2012 symposium are only made possible through your generous contributions to U2FP. “Advocates Advancing a Cure” – Roman Reed from the Roman Reed Foundation In his first football game of the 1994 college … Continue reading

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What People are Saying about Working 2 Walk 2012

“These people get it! We all can see the leadership; they lead from the heart.” John O’Connor, Community Member What People are Saying about Working 2 Walk 2012

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The future role biomaterials may play in spinal cord injury: The Ryan Gilbert Lab

The Gilbert lab specializes in developing translational biomaterials to aid in spinal cord repair. Their laboratory is developing biomaterials to guide axonal and cellular migration through an injury site, as well as, locally deliver therapeutics. Research •Biomaterials for Cell Guidance … 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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Time for Some Bold Steps: Why We Need a National Strategy and Initiative in Regenerative Medicine and What It Could Include

Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen Chairman, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine There is intense public interest in the medical potential of regenerative medicine, and in my opinion for very good reason. Those of us that are actively engaged in and/or closely follow … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury Research Begins A Necessary Focused Transition.

In reviewing the current state of affairs with chronic paralysis research, some interesting facts and issues need to be addressed and accessed within the community. Questions arise about the extent, focus and costs of paralysis research and the recent discoveries … Continue reading

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Statement Regarding Potential Budget Cuts to the FDA and NIH: Unite 2 Fight Paralysis is the Voice of the Cure

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the advocacy voice for regenerative medicine, has significant concerns about the automatic budget cuts to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) scheduled to take affect on January … Continue reading

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Stem cells can become anything — but not without this protein, U-M scientists find

Mof, involved in regulating how stem cells read their DNA, plays a crucial role How do stem cells preserve their ability to become any type of cell in the body? And how do they “decide” to give up that magical … Continue reading

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