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Spinal injuries charity launches pioneering collaborative service for injured people at industry fundraising dinner

For lawyers involved in advising people who have suffered catastrophic injuries, ensuring that clients have access to quality care and rehabilitation is a priority. Firms want to work collaboratively, often

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Genes that aid spinal cord healing in lamprey also present in humans

Many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, according

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Benefits of activity-based training after spinal cord injury

Activity-based training has resulted in unexpected benefits for individuals with severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Researchers in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) at the University of Louisville

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New product innovation competition launches

Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp has launched its inaugural student design competition, ‘Getting Back on Track’. The idea of this competition is to design a product aimed at improving the

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Most people are in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, ‘Newborn genetic screening

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Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes can be analysed in detail using neuroimaging methods. UZH researchers have now

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Helmet use associated with reduced risk of cervical spine injury during motorcycle crashes

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and

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Electrical implant reduces ‘invisible’ symptoms of man’s spinal cord injury

An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved “invisible” yet debilitating side effects for a BC man with a spinal cord injury. A diving accident

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Back pain is common in highly active older adults

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance. “Older

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Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment

Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords.