A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that the NIH
and its National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke should develop
a centralized network to lead and organize diverse spinal cord injury research
across the country (http://www.iom.edu/report.asp?id=26196).
The report fulfills a request by the New York Spinal Cord Injury Trust
that the IOM assess the current status of research on spinal cord injuries
and recommend priorities and ways to accelerate progress. The committee that
wrote the report suggested that a multifaceted approach to research on spinal
cord injuries is necessary for clinical progress.
Hampton T. Spinal Cord Network. JAMA. 2005;293(20):2463. doi:10.1001/jama.293.20.2463-b