An overview of the latest in SCI research-related clinical trials was just published by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Several updates on trials you’re likely following were given, including the latest on the vagus nerve stimulation to reduce autonomic dysreflexia, a study using the drug Riluzole (a neuroprotective drug) to limit the damage in the area of injury and using high doses of ibuprofen in acute injuries to inhibit Rho, a key pathway for several molecules that limit nerve regeneration. Read more
News and Announcements
SCI Clinical Trials Update from the Reeve Foundation
Posted on January 13th, 2017 by admin
Happy 2017! Watch Will Reeve Share SCI Research News
Posted on January 4th, 2017 by admin
Will Reeve addressed a packed room during a presentation at the SALT conference in which he highlighted the unprecedented momentum occurring in spinal cord research and how we are moving closer to his dad’s dream, a world of empty wheelchairs. Take a look at this exclusive video here
We Will Be at the Abilities Expo Dec. 2-4 in DC!
Posted on November 25th, 2016 by admin
Are you a fan of the Abilities Expo? If so and you’re planning on going to it’s Washington D.C. stop December 2-4th, please stop by and see us! Determined2heal/SPINALpedia will have a booth at the event and are looking forward to sharing what we do with all of you! Register for free to attend the Abilities Expo in the DC Metro here
Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again Using Brain Chips, Wi-Fi
Posted on November 17th, 2016 by admin
BREAKING NEWS — For the first time researchers have successfully used a WIRELESS brain-controlled spinal stimulation system to restore leg movement in two paralyzed primates (Macaques monkeys).
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS — a wireless neurosensor sends signals gathered by a pill size implanted brain chip to a computer that decodes them and sends the signals wirelessly back to an electrical spinal stimulator implanted in the lumbar spine to communicate with spinal nerves controlling locomotion. Read more
SPINALpedia Executive Director Honored for SCI Research Awareness Work
Posted on November 10th, 2016 by admin
W2W Symposium 2016 – Epidural Stimulation Is Where It’s At
Posted on November 4th, 2016 by admin
Last weekend was the annual U2FP/Working2Walk Symposium, a SCI research conference, and exciting presentations on epidural stimulation were the name of the game! Read up on the two most memorable presentations from the event – Dr. Kendall Lee from the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Nick Terrafranca from NeuroRecovery Technologies. Read more
John Martin at CUNY Receives $4.27 Million Grant for Hand Function Restoration
Posted on October 27th, 2016 by admin
Congrats to Professor John Martin at the CUNY School of Medicine for receiving a $4.27 million grant to further his research aimed at helping restore hand function in people with SCI. His research uses brain and spinal cord stimulation to promote the regeneration of residual nerve circuits to hand muscles. Read more
SPINALpedia Brings Six Paralyzed People to iFLY Loudoun
Posted on October 20th, 2016 by admin
Last night, Determined2Heal and SPINALpedia attended iFLY Loudoun’s indoor skydiving All Abilities Night. We invited a total of four quadriplegics and two paraplegics. Our story was covered by the local CBS news. Click here to watch the segment.
If you’re looking for a fun excuse to get out of your wheelchair, then indoor skydiving is a must try adventure. iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia! To find an iFLY location near you click here.
$5 Million Granted to Spinal Cord Injury Robotics Research Project
Posted on October 14th, 2016 by admin