New Funding from the Paralyzed Veterans of America aims to address respiratory recovery after SCI
It was recently announced that the Fehlings lab is a recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America 2015 Research Foundation Grants. The 2-year project outlined for the grant examines the adaptation and preservation of neural circuits controlling respiration in a slow, compressive form of cervical spinal cord injury. This respiratory adaptation does not exist to the same extent in traumatic spinal cord injury. It is thought that by studying the natural “re-wiring” of respiratory networks, that it will increase our understanding of the potential for respiratory recovery, and open up new therapeutic possibilities for those suffering from respiratory insufficiency after spinal cord injury.
For more information on the nature of this work, and to view the full announcement of Grant Awardees – please visit the Paralyzed Veterans of America webpage