Cleveland Clinic researchers report that microglia can help synchronize brain firing, protecting the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may also slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
The Helen Hayes Hospital Classic 10k Race & Fun Run, an event to provide runners and wheelchair racers the opportunity to compete, is scheduled to be held October 5 after a 17-year hiatus.
Agility Health Inc, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of an undisclosed target company, reported to be a leading provider of contract physical rehabilitation services in the US.
The blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine may be linked to survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers say.
According to a recent study, high school lacrosse players sustained 1,406 injuries during 4 academic years from 2008 to 2012, and more than 22% of those injuries were concussions; the second most common injury diagnosis behind sprains and strains (38%).
The ADA Legacy Tour, a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and generate excitement regarding the approaching 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), is set to kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25.
Sam Schmidt, former Indy Racing League driver, recently visited the Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center in Las Vegas, Nev, to spend some time on his recovery and also stopped off at the organization’s San Diego-based location to share his thoughts on the recovery process and to emphasize the message “don’t stop trying.”
In a news release issued by Seton Hall University, its School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) highlights the establishment of the new Center for Interprofessional Education in Health Sciences (CIEHS) and the Institute for Advanced Study of Rehabilitation and Sports Science (IASRSS).
The Foundation for Physical Therapy’s (FPT) 35th Anniversary Gala, held during NEXT Conference and Exposition of the APTA, reportedly raised just under $50,000; exceeding its initial fundraising challenge of $35,000 in recognition of the organization’s anniversary.
In a study encompassing the use of fruit flies, scientists at VIB and KU Leuven say they have demonstrated that over-activity of the enzyme HDAC6 in the nerve ends aggravates symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).