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Case Manager – spinal injury / multi trauma rehabilitation (Sheffield)

Become a spinal injury case manager – make a difference Supporting and facilitating rehabilitation and life adjustments for those affected by complex disabilities Location: Sheffield Hours: Full time Salary: Competitive remuneration package according to skills and experience About the role: This challenging and rewarding role is ideally suited to an HCPC or NMC registered professional with at least 2 years’ ...

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Scientists identify an underlying cause of immune suppression following spinal cord injury

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Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center have identified an underlying cause of immune suppression in people who have suffered a high level injury to their spinal cord. What’s more, they have been able to propose a possible treatment. In their write up, published in a recent edition of Nature Neuroscience, the ...

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Neuro-Rehabilitation Camp in Mauritius – Mrs Kamachee Veda Soopramanien

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(Mrs) Kamachee (Veda) SOOPRAMANIEN, ‘ Higher Diploma’  de INALCO (Institut NAtional des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), ‘Women in management’  Salisbury College (UK). I left Mauritius at the age of 17 and did my ‘ baccalaureat’  in Lycee Sophie Germain in Paris. My interest in social anthropology and Tamil Culture led me to read for the 4-year-course, Higher Diploma at INALCO ...

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How One Man Has Learnt To Walk Again With Direct Brain Control

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A man has walked again after years of paralysis thanks to scientists at the University of California, Irvine. By harnessing his own brain power, he has learnt how to walk again, five years after suffering a spinal cord injury. This is an extremely exciting breakthrough for all concerned as it’s the first time that someone with paraplegia has been able to ...

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How Cells from the Nose may Help People with Spinal Injuries

Following a three year long clinical trial some patients with spinal cord injuries have seen an improvement in their movement and function after being treated with transplanted cells from their nasal cavity. The trial used cells from the patients’ olfactory mucosa to build a ‘bridge’ which spanned the gap between the damaged areas of the spinal cord. Improvement in motor ...

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Potential New Treatment Discovered in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Research published by the US medical journal Nature suggests that there is likely to be a new treatment for spinal cord injury available to patients in the next few years. The drug is supposed to help patients with these injuries to recover more quickly, and with a reduced amount of pain and paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are one of the ...

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New Discoveries may Help with the Future of Spinal Problems

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T he Journal of Clinical Investigation reports that research into human astrocytes may help those suffering from neurodegenerative conditions including ALS, as well as with spinal cord injuries. These discoveries, originating in research conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reveals that these cells may be more important to spinal regeneration than ever before. Astrocytes cells are star-shaped, and appear all ...

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How Spinal Cord Damage may be Affecting the Brain

Researchers at the School of Medicine in the University of Maryland have reported findings that indicate that spinal cord injuries and damage may also lead to a reduction in brain function. In their study, researchers found that spinal cord injuries may be linked to a range of widespread and permanent brain inflammation and degeneration resulting in loss of nerve cells ...

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