I've posted on some fascinating technology and treatments in the past, but this development is an eye-catcher. Scientists at the University of Michigan discovered that an injection of non-pharmaceutical nanoparticles after a spinal cord injury can redirect the natural immune response and support nervous system repair. This "EpiPen" for the SCI would minimize or possibly even prevent dangerous inflammation and promote regeneration at a critical time, maybe inhibiting the growth of scar tissue that could (literally) stand in the way of nerve regeneration.
Nanotechnology in medicine sounds like science fiction, but it isn't. It's part of a much larger conversation about safe, responsible application of nanoparticles in contexts ranging from spaceflight and bioethics to car manufacture and food production. SCI EpiPens are an incredible entry into the debate. Practically speaking, they could change a lot of lives. Order yours today?
Monday, July 22, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
I was so glad to see this article about Devon Gales and his family! Devon was injured in a football game four years ago, and has worked hard on his recovery. His family has faced a lot of hardships while waiting for a new home that could accommodate them and allow them to be together after long times apart. They finally have their new house . . . and hopefully even bigger and better things ahead.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Nerve Transfer is an up-and-coming treatment to help with regaining some arm and hand movement after spinal cord injuries. It has been shown to have pretty amazing results for restoring critical motions (e.g., grasping, pinching), as you can see in the research videos attached to this article. Something to be aware of for anyone who is looking into alternative options.