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KSCIRC researchers awarded NIH SPARC grant to study restoration of bladder function following spinal cord injury using epidural stimulation
Category: Ongoing Studies

On September 20, 2017 researchers at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) were awarded a three-year, $3.5M National Institutes of Health (NIH) SPARC Grant for work entitled “Functional Mapping with Lumbosacral Epidural Stimulation for Restoration of Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury.” Under the Common Fund of the NIH, the “Stimulating Peripheral Activity […]

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Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

Extended activity-based training with epidural stimulation resulted in ability to move without stimulation Severe spinal cord injury has devastating effects on the affected individuals and, most often, leads leading to paralysis. Our research team has previously shown that epidural stimulation of the spinal cord combined with intense rehabilitative training can help in the recovery of […]

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Paralyzed groom defies the odds, stands at wedding
Category: Adults News

DEKALB, Texas — Several wedding guests dried their tears as Kent Stephenson patiently stood, waiting for his bride to come down the aisle. Some of that emotion was surely for Misti Richeson, walking down the aisle in her lacy white dress and cowboy boots, but many others were astonished at what Stephenson was able to […]

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#GivingExpress: NextStep Fitness: Gym inspires hope in the paralyzed
Category: Adults News

#GivingExpress: NextStep Fitness: Gym inspires hope in the paralyzed By Jacqueline Gulledge Updated 12:55 PM EST, Wed December 2, 2015 Morning Express’ sports correspondent Brian McFayden is passionate about all things sports and fitness, so it’s only natural that Brian selected NextStep Fitness as his charity for #GivingExpress. NextStep Fitness in Lawndale, California, is a […]

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Don’t Call it A Miracle
Category: Adults News Pediatrics

The Movement to Cure Spinal Cord Injury By Kate Willette A 238 page book that explains the basic biology of the injured cord, what the basic approaches the scientists are taking to heal, mend or bypass the nervous system and what you, as a non-scientist, can do to speed things along. This book is available […]

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UofL, Frazier Rehab equipment gives hope to paralyzed children

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The University of Louisville and Frazier Rehab unveiled new equipment Thursday that’s giving hope to children who are paralyzed. It’s paving the way for mobility for one little boy who was told, from birth, he would never walk, stand or sit up on his own. Frazier Rehab has been helping people with spinal […]

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