Spinal Cord Injury

Damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporary or permanent. These changes translate into loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the lesion.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Paralysis Resource Center

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center houses a wealth of information on topics like the secondary effects of paralysis, rehabilitation and recovery, and assistive technologies.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

The paralysis support page of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’ site offers FAQs, resources for care and treatment, and a collection of online links for further information.

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association

The primary mission of the NSCIA is to educate, motivate and empower survivors of Spinal Cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain higher levels of independence and personal fulfillment.

Spinal Cord Injury: Hope Through Research

General information, publications, and links are available on this site provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (A member of the U.S. government's National Institute of Health).

Dana Articles

Microglia: The Brain’s First Responders

By: Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.,  and Beth Stevens, Ph.D.

Listen to Q&A with Stevens & Bilbo)

Microglia help guide brain development and serve as immune system helpers. These cells may hold the key to understanding not just normal brain development, but also what causes a number of intractable brain disorders.

Dying to Regrow

Imaging Early MS New MRI Technique Reveals Potential Biomarker of Inflammation and Target for Less Toxic Multiple Sclerosis Treatments 2012 12 10 An Interview with John

You Say You Want a Revolution?

By: Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D., and Patricia Morton, Ph.D.

(Read Q&A with Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D.)
From the frontlines of spinal cord research, Wise Young and Patricia Morton lean on lessons from the past, their own experience, and events still unfolding as they raise questions about the future of all scientific research.

Spinal Cord Injury: Study Offers New Way to Predict Who Will Walk Again

A new four-point checklist may offer doctors a speedier way to answer one of the first questions patients ask after injury.