Thursday, March 28, 2013

New York International Auto Show: Taxi of Tomorrow

The New York International Auto Show will be held from March 29 - April 7, 2013 in New York City. Wheelchair users will be particularly interested in the "Taxi of Tomorrow".

For more information on the show, check out the following link: http://www.autoshowny.com/




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brain Injury Association of Florida: Perspectives on Brain Injury for the Caregiver


Brain Injury Association of Florida needs your feedback about our Perspectives on Caregiving video series.  If you watch the videos and complete the survey, you will be entered to win a drawing for one of five $50 VISA gift cards that will be given away on April 30, 2013! 

Here’s how:
1. Click on the link to the right and view the 10 videos. Caregiver Videos

2. Click on the survey link below and respond with your rankings and feedback.  Be sure to answer all 6 questions and be sure to submit your name and email address when prompted in order to be eligible to win.


The Top 5 videos will be featured at the 2013 Camp TBI to be held in Fruitland Park, Florida June 14-16, 2013.  For more information about Camp TBI, go to www.camptbi.org 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Miami Project Completes First Human Cell Transplant for a SCI

The doctors at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have recently completed the first human cell transplant for a spinal cord injury. After years and years of work, the FDA gave The Miami Project the green light to start performing human trials recently. Subsequently, The Miami Project completed the first of many human cell transplants as the clinical trial continues. More subjects are needed. The criteria is very strict: They must have thoracic (upper and middle back) spinal cord damage; be between 18 and 50 years old; and have a specific level of paralysis. They also must have been injured no more than five days prior to enrollment. Upon enrollment, Schwann cells are grown from the nerve tissue in the subject's leg and transplanted back into their own body. To learn more about these clinical trials, check out the following link:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-03-14/health/fl-miami-schwann-cell-transplant-20130314_1_cell-transplant-spinal-cord-schwann-cells