Research


Future Housing & Transportation Uncertain for Older Americans

New Harvard/AARP report singles out younger Baby Boomers for special concern.

New Discoveries

Pressure Ulcer Research, Part 3

Bringing Technologies Together to Shape Tomorrow's Seat Cushions

The New Discoveries column series with Dr. Amit Gefen concludes with how his findings could impact future seat cushion designs.

New Discoveries

Tissues Made to Order

Isis Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 Study for Infants with SMA

Dosing with ISIS-SMN Rx is scheduled to begin within weeks.

New Discoveries

How Computer Models Can Advance Pressure Ulcer Research: Part 2

RESNA Updates Standing Chairs Paper

RESNA releases an updated standing wheelchairs position paper.

New Discoveries

Pressure Ulcer Research, Part 1: Tissue Engineering Reveals New Research Possibilities

Eventual applications may include providing outcome measures to prove efficacy of seating products.

Families of SMA Announces New Research Grant

Project involves SMN2 genes that could partially compensate for defective SMN1 genes.

Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trial to Use Stem Cells

A new study will compare effectiveness of stem cells taken from stored cord blood and bone marrow.

Report: Robotic Rehab Market Boom Is Around the Corner

Industry niche that includes exoskeletons will grow rapidly, according to new research.



Infants with SMA Sought for NeuroNEXT Study at UCLA

Two-year study seeks to identify biomarkers of the disease's progression.

RESNA Releases Position Papers on Wheelchair Standing & Postural Supports

New papers feature an update on the benefits of standing, and a distinction between positioning components and restraints.

New Stroke Research Network Created Nationwide

Twenty-five regional centers will work together to streamline research and treatment information.

OT & PT Jobs Among Best Healthcare Careers

New report anticipates more healthcare sector jobs as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Report: Pressure Relief Market Will Top $4 Billion by 2019

Projected growth is attributed to pressure ulcer prevalence as well as climbing numbers of obese patients.

Indego Exoskeleton Takes Popular Mechanics Award

Parker Hannifin device, being trialed at Shepherd Center, is selected for its innovation.

FSMA Reports Encouraging Findings for Phase 1 Study

ISIS-SMNRx drug is being studied as a treatment for all types of spinal muscular atrophy.

Rifton

New Discoveries

A Road Less Traveled: Rifton's TRAM Wins MDEA Gold Medal

Rifton's team dynamic leads to an award-winning -- and clinician-pleasing -- multi-purpose device named TRAM.

New Study Will Try to Prevent Injuries from Falls

Partnership between PCORI and NIA will study falling injuries incurred by seniors.

Research: Stroke Patients May Benefit from Watching Others Perform Tasks

Observing may help prepare patients' brains to relearn skills.

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