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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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