The first-ever piece of legislation directly addressing spinal cord
injury and paralysis research passed unanimously in the Senate on November
16. A similar measure was approved unanimously in the House on October 7.
The legislation asks the National Institutes of Health to prepare a
report on how it encourages using multidisciplinary research teams to advance
treatments, develop new therapies, and collaborate on clinical trials of spinal
cord injury and paralysis.
Mitka M. Paralysis Research Legislation. JAMA. 2005;293(2):151. doi:10.1001/jama.293.2.151-c