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(Kessler Foundation) Researchers have discovered a high prevalence of deficits in learning and memory in persons with spinal cord injury. Kessler researchers will lead a multi-site study to develop and test a cognitive screening tool. 'We anticipate that this study will yield a cost-effective assessment tool that will allow cognitive screening to become part of routine assessment and follow-up of individuals with spinal cord injury,' said Dr. Weber, 'enabling individuals to receive the care they need to achieve maximal independence.'NEXT ARTICLE
Spinal Cord Disorders
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back which carry signals back and forth between the body and brain. It is protected by vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up the spine. An accident that damages the verte...