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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

Spinal Cord Injury news from around the world. News articles provided by Spinal Cord Injury Zone

‘My Life Matters’: Resilience After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Life did not end on March 26, 2010. In between classes, Drew Clayborn attempted a backflip. He landed on his head, broke his neck and received CPR until medics arrived at Walled Lake Central High School near Detroit. He woke up at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital unable to feel anything below… Continue Reading »

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

BIRMINGHAM, England, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord. Their research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, demonstrates that AZD1236, a drug developed by AstraZeneca, can significantly reduce ‘secondary… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022

Today, Friday 13 May we are marking Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022 (SCIAD) We lead this annual event to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and highlight the challenges spinal cord injured (SCI) people face on a daily basis. This year’s theme is all about the everyday challenges faced by SCI people. We know… Continue Reading »

T cells block nerve cell regeneration with age, but can be reversed – mice study

New research in mice shows T cells prevent damaged nerve cells from regenerating due to a reversible, ageing-related mechanism. Previous research has shown that ageing impacts the ability of nerve cells to regenerate following an injury, which can impact recovery and lead to long-term disability. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this regenerative decline are poorly… Continue Reading »

Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries. The findings, published in the May 5, 2022 online… Continue Reading »