A few of this year's grant recipients include:
* Fanie Barnabe-Heider, Ph.D., at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm,
Sweden -- Dr. Barnabe-Heider is researching the manipulation of
endogenous stem cells within the injured spinal cord in an attempt to
further direct the cells to develop into the cells that are critically
needed after an injury has occurred. Through the results yielded from
this project, Dr. Barnabe-Heider hopes to uncover valuable insight into
the development of new therapies for the treatment of spinal cord
* Yih-Kuen Jan, Ph.D., at the University of Pittsburgh -- Dr. Jan is
examining the application of local skin cooling as a method to prevent
tissue damage caused by pressure ulcers -- formed by the pressure on
skin that is constantly bearing force from lack of movement causing
insufficient blood supply to the skin and muscles. The local cooling
protocol developed in this study has a great potential to improve
current technology and could facilitate the development of commercial
cushions with cooling capacity for the prevention of pressure ulcers for
people in the paralysis community.
Each research application submitted to CDRF is reviewed by the Foundation's Science Advisory Council, a panel of accomplished neuroscientists who volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate proposals based on scientific merit, relevance to CDRF's research priorities, and promise for clinical application.
CDRF's Individual Research Grants are awarded twice yearly with application deadlines in June and December. For a complete list of grantees or more information on CDRF's research programs and the research projects that are funded, visit: http://www.christopherreeve.org.
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