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Pain and Quality of Life: New Research Initiatives

This seminar explains the impetus for launching these studies, coming from the identification of chronic SCI-related pain as one of the key continuing obstacles to quality of life after discharge from rehabilitation. A consensus process for prioritizing pain study topics will be described which included researchers, clinicians, physicians, SCI consumers, and research funders. A brief overview will then be given of projects completed, in progress, and in future plans.

Rebuilding the Spinal Cord: Dreams and Reality

Fish and some amphibians regenerate their spinal cords after injury. But this ability was lost as higher animals evolved. So, in humans after spinal cord injury, the stem-like cells in the adult spinal cord just start to divide, then stop without repairing the spinal cord. Dr. Michel Rathbone explains why this happens, and some exciting new research findings. It may be possible for humans, like fish and amphibians, to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord

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