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2012 Pampered Chef Fundraiser

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is hosting an online Pampered Chef Party. We will receive at least 15% of all sales! Please help support our cause and make your Pampered Chef purchase today! Don't wait, this fundraiser closes on August 31, 2012. Special thanks go to our friend Amanda Serafin.

Spinal Cord Injury News

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Today is the Day! Let’s Break the #ATWorldRecord Together!

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Have you ever been part of a world record? Now’s your chance. We’re under way on our #ATWorldRecord attempt! We need your help TODAY to claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most users to take an online DIY assistive technology lesson in 24 hours to raise awareness for affordable assistive technology on the… Continue Reading »

‘Dancing Molecules’ Successfully Repair Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

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After single injection, paralyzed animals regained ability to walk within four weeks Northwestern University investigators have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses “dancing molecules” to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries. In the new study, published in Science, investigators administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed… Continue Reading »

Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities

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The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. Uber’s policies and practices of charging wait time fees based on disability have harmed many passengers and potential passengers with disabilities throughout the country. The… Continue Reading »

Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man’s Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy

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A man paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in 2007 has shown he can communicate his thoughts, thanks to a brain implant system that translates his imagined handwriting into actual text. The device – part of a longstanding research collaboration called BrainGate – is a brain-computer interface (BCI),… Continue Reading »

Construct spinal cord-like white matter to promote straight axon growth and myelination, repair spinal cord injury

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Studies have found that simple cell transplantation is difficult to achieve targeted differentiation of stem cells into functional cells in the complex microenvironment of spinal cord injury. The advantage of the tissue engineering strategy is that it can design the optimal combination of scaffold materials, seed cells and biologically active factors according to the specific… Continue Reading »