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ECU Notes: Drug research targets neuropathic pain

October 1, 2017
Reflector.com

GREENVILLE, NC (Reflector.com) — Scientists at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are researching a novel approach to treating the debilitating pain that commonly occurs after a spinal cord injury. Their work is supported by a new two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. 

 

It’s Not a Rat’s Race for Human Stem Cells Grafted to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

August 28, 2017
UC San Diego Health

SAN DIEGO, CA (UC San Diego Health) — More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into spinal cord injuries in laboratory rats displayed continued growth and maturity, with functional recovery beginning one year after grafting.

Therapeutic Cocktail Could Restore Motor Skills After Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke

August 16, 2017
EurekAlert!

BOSTON, MA (EurekAlert!) — After spinal cord injury or stroke, axons originating in the brain’s cortex and along the spinal cord become damaged, disrupting motor skills. Now, according to new findings published today in Neuron, a team of scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital has developed a method to promote axon regrowth after injury. 

The Creative Access Residency Program expands opportunities for artists and writers with SCI

July 6, 2017
Vermont Studio Center

JOHNSON, VT (Vermont Studio Center) — The Creative Access Residencies Program, funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Creating Opportunity & Independence Project Grant, is expanding opportunities for artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI). This exciting residency fellowship program helps to further the creative careers of artists with SCI while championing accessibility and inclusiveness within the larger sector of artist communities/residencies.

Dr. Denise Fyffe of Kessler Foundation Awarded Major Grant by Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

June 15, 2017
EurekAlert!

EAST HANOVER, NJ (EurekAlert!) — Denise Fyffe, PhD, senior research scientist in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)/Outcomes and Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $392,000 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant to explore personal and environmental factors that influence functional independence and community participation of racial/ethnically diverse people with SCI. 

Funder With a Niche Focus on Spinal Cord Injuries Packs a Surprisingly Big Punch

May 8, 2017
Inside Philanthropy

BOSTON, MA (Inside Philanthropy) — Charitable organizations are often founded in a beloved individual’s name and dedicated to a particular health condition. What’s less common is one with the level of endowment and annual giving of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, a private foundation devoted to helping people with spinal cord injuries. 

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