PVA is investing more than $750,000 in these research grants to try and improve the lives of veterans and others with SCI/D.
Researchers are studying how stem cells extracted from discarded teeth could one day improve the lives of people with SCI By Jennifer Best Imagine a world in which patients with spinal-cord injuries (SCI) carry their own cure. Within days, a week or a month of their injury, they could be inoculated with self-derived stem cells that […]
A unique surgical technique is helping people with SCI gain better use of their hands and wrists by rewiring nerves around their injury.
The power of the human brain to help someone with spinal-cord injury and disease (SCI/D) connect with the world and even fly a plane got the 2017 Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Summit + Expo off to a strong start Tuesday morning in National Harbor, Md. By Brittany Martin Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit + […]
Asterias stem cell therapy shows promise in spinal-cord paralysis: U.S. study By Bill Berkrot – Reuters An experimental stem cell therapy developed by Asterias Biotherapeutics restored some movement to patients paralyzed by recent spinal cord injuries, according to interim data from a small study being presented on Wednesday. One of the five patients in the […]
Loyola Hand Surgeon reports that surgery for hand function is underused
Severe paralysis reversed using brain-machine interface training By Ben Gruber – Reuters Paraplegic patients recovered partial control and feeling in their limbs after training to use a variety of brain-machine interface technologies, according to new research published on Thursday in the journal “Scientific Reports.” The researchers followed eight patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries as they […]