UH Study Focuses On Immunity, Infection, Exercise And Spinal Cord Injured Patients
Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience
Also Included In: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses | Immune System / Vaccines
Article Date: 03 Mar 2011

Mobility is a challenge for spinal cord injured patients. Infection is another. Adam Thrasher, assistant professor of health and human performance (HHP), says infection is the leading cause of death for people living with spinal cord injuries for two years or more. He and HHP colleague Richard Simpson are investigating why the immune system is blunted after a spinal cord injury.