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The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

Until recently, most of the research on spinal cord injuries (SCI) has failed to focus on the effects of spinal cord damage on brain function. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical School (UM SOM) are now discovering that SCI can produce extensive and continuous brain inflammation, leading to nerve cell damage and cognitive complications. Unfortunately, little research has been ...

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Bringing Breath Back to Paralyzed Patients: Researchers Find Potential Fix For Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at Case Western Reserve have successfully developed a procedure that restores functionality to the muscles that control breathing even in patients that have been paralyzed for an extended period of time. What happens when a spinal cord is injured? When someone sustains an injury to the spinal cord, scar tissue forms upwards and downwards from the injury site to ...

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SCI Man Walks Again after Cell Transplant

SCI Man Walks Again after Cell Transplant

A Polish man who has been paralysed for over four years has now been able to walk again after a therapy that involved the transplantation of cells from his nose into his spinal cord. As a result of this pioneering work, Darek Fidyka – who was paralysed from the chest down as a result of  a knife attack in 2010 – can now ...

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Help from SIA for Families Affected by Spinal Cord Injury

Neurological News Associations

If you have a close relative who has recently sustained a spinal cord injury, it is often not only the immediate family who are affected by the traumatic event. No one can predict how they will react to, or cope with, the difficult and upsetting circumstances surrounding the injury. SIA works to help ensure that family members (including the extended family, relatives and friends) are aware that ...

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