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New Chicago Hospital Invests $600 Million into Bringing Discoveries to Patients Sooner

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is now open. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation ho

Apr 12, 2017
What SCI Family Caregivers Need to Know

A summary of suggestions from the National Caregivers Library on family caregiving after spinal cord injury.

Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Lawrence C. Vogel is Co-Editor of a New Book on Pediatric SCI

Children with SCI need specialized care throughout their childhood and teenage years. This is an important new resource for pediatricians.

Oct 1, 2015
ADA at 25: The Changing Face of Disability

An important summary of the advances brought by the Americans with Disabilities Act by disability rights leader, Marca Bristo.

Aug 24, 2015
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury

An important new factsheet offers a basic understanding of the functions of the spinal cord and how they might change after injury.

Mar 10, 2015
Paralyzed Man Uses Brainwaves to Move Hand

Ian Burkhart, 23, recently became the first person with quadriplegia to move his wrist and hand using the power of his brain.

Jul 9, 2014
Adventures In Caregiving – Part One

Caregivers – can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Disability rights writer, Jeff Shannon, dives into the thorny issue of caregiving

Sep 26, 2013
Finding Plan B

"Concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things you can't" -- says our blogger, Jeff Shannon.

Sep 9, 2013
The Spinal Cord Injury Workshop

One of the world’s most prominent spinal cord research workshops on stem cell research announces its program.

Nov 9, 2012
A New Spin on the Classic Wheelchair

Scientists in Japan have people buzzing about their new take on the classic wheelchair. The prototype navigates curbs and climbs stairs.

Oct 24, 2012
Mother and Daughter: How a Devastating Accident Changed their Relationship…for the Better

Arielle was injured at the age of ten, so I have to dig deep to think about how our relationship has changed. She's eighteen now.

May 1, 2012
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First Test of Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

A team of scientists is conducting the world’s first test of human embryonic stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

Oct 11, 2011
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