UK scientists working on the launch of several international trials to investigate the safety and effectiveness of stem cells in slowing or reversing brain and spinal cord damage in people with MS have received 1 million in funds from the MS Society, and the UK Stem Cell Foundation.
More than 600 athletes from 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Great Britain will compete in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games this year.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that revealed alpha-B-crystallin, a naturally occurring protein, significantly shrank the size of stroke-induced lesions in the brains of laboratory mice, and mitigated the destructiveness of the inflammatory response that follows the stroke.
A University of Maryland team has created a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that soon could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs, and even digital avatars.
Delta Health Technologies announced the national best practice survey for the Delta Study to Reduce Hospitalizations—the largest study in the history of home care for reducing avoidable hospitalizations—will begin on August 1, 2011.
Dynatronics Corporation, Salt Lake City, has announced the appointment of Bryan D. Alsop as its new vice president of information technology.
Participation in vigorous sports during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, and may lead to hip deformation, according to Swiss researchers.
A new portable system which cools the brain via the nasal cavity is effective and safe in patients with neurological injury where therapeutic hypothermia was indicated, according to researchers.
In its second year, Camp Bennett, a three-week intensive therapy program for disabled children ages 3 to 8, is believed to be the only program of its kind in California, and one of only a handful in the US.
The research addresses two major aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with significant implications for the medical treatment of soldiers wounded by explosions.