When you first meet Jamie Petrone, it is impossible not to notice her engaging smile and friendly personality. The 42-year-old has an optimistic outlook on life which is a bit surprising given her diagnosis of transverse myelopathy (TM), a type of spinal cord injury that has caused her to use a wheelchair for much of her life.
Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the Burke Neurological Institute published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
This past weekend, four members of the Burke Neurological Institute team paddled approximately 9.5 nautical miles across the Long Island Sound. They collectively raised over $1,825 to help keep the Long Island Sound clean.