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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts International Symposium on Adaptive Technology for Music and Art

October 6, 2017
Newswise.com

TROY, NY (Newswise.com) — The International Symposium on Assistive Technology for Music and Art (ISATMA) will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute October 20 -22. The symposium is devoted to new technologies and artistic concepts that provide artists across abilities access to creative tools for making multimedia works. 

Sexuality after SCI

October 5, 2017
Mt. Sinai Hospital

NEW YORK, NY (Mt. Sinai Hospital) — This project was created through a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and support from community partners to provide more educational resources about sex, sexuality and intimacy after spinal cord injury. These videos were shot during a one day medical professional’s conference and a two day consumer conference at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City. 

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.

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