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With some help from her friends

Published: February 21, 2004

Whoever learns to control embryonic stem cells that can morph into healthy human cells could be standing on a gold mine: Four million Americans have damaged brain cells from Alzheimer’s, and a million people each year suffer tissue damage from heart attacks.

Veterans Groups Express Need for Mandatory Funding of VA Health Care

Published: February 19, 2004

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ — As veterans across the country continue to face health care rationing and longer waiting times due to inadequate appropriations, and the tardiness with which they have been provided, a partnership of nine major veterans service organizations met today to urge Congress

Key advance reported in regenerating nerve fibers

Published: February 18, 2004

Two-pronged approach synergizes growth

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School have advanced a decades-old quest to get injured nerves to regenerate. By combining two strategies – activating nerve cells’ natural growth state and using gene therapy to mute the effects of growth-inhibiting factors – they achieved about three times more Regeneration of nerve fibers than previously attained.

ESPN’S Superior Beings Presentation:

Published: February 18, 2004

ESPN’S Superior Beings Presentation: Extraordinary Athletes With Disabilities Use Sports to Change Misfortune to Triumph

ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) has produced a compelling documentary that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of several disabled athletes. Superior Beings is a one-hour show that highlights excellence and the ability of sports to transform lives.

Stem Cells Found In Adults May Repair Nerves

Published: February 18, 2004

It used to be considered dogma that a nerve, once injured, could never be repaired. Now, researchers have learned that some nerves, even nerves in parts of the brain, can regenerate or be replaced. By studying the chemical signals that encourage or impede the repair of nerves, researchers at the University of Washington, the Salk Institute, and other institutions may contribute to eventual treatments for injured spines and diseased retinas, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Pell City to build house for Montgomerys

Published: February 17, 2004

feb17-1PELL CITY — As sunlight streamed across Mays Bend Road Friday morning, the group of people standing near lot 9 of the Woodland Hills subdivision to break ground could have been any group of developers.

The difference was simple to those who know John Paul Montgomery and his plight to overcome a spinal cord injury suffered in a football practice at Pell City High School late last year.

During a tackle, John Paul’s neck was broken and his spinal cord bruised. He was left paralyzed.

Fountain of Neurons Created

Published: February 17, 2004

Immortalized stem-like cells could provide a limitless supply of spinal cord and brain replacement parts

A method of producing an unlimited supply of human neurons has been developed that could be used to treat brain diseases and spinal cord injury.

Spinal cords fixed in tests

Published: February 16, 2004

With a genetic tweak, scientists have created an unlimited supply of a type of nerve cells found in the spinal cord and have been able to use the cells to partially repair damaged spinal cords in lab animals.

Spinal research planned for Nov.

Published: February 15, 2004

Benefit ball raises $1 million toward facility to search for ways to cure injuries

DEARBORN — Doctors want to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Patient advocates also want to help victims deal with the affliction better.

Man hurt in surgery to get $3.6 million

Published: February 14, 2004

Jury: Surgeon breached standard of care during operation at Christiana Hospital

A federal jury in Wilmington awarded a Chesapeake City, Md., man $3.6 million Friday in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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