Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Spinal Cord Injury News Articles

Paralyzed policeman, former Padre, returns to S.D.

Published: March 11, 2004

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego police officer paralyzed after being shot in the neck last year returned to a hero’s welcome today from a Rehabilitation center in Colorado.

Dan Walters, a former catcher with the Padres, rode in a wheelchair pushed by his father as about 100 officers greeted their colleague outside a Lindbergh Field terminal.

Shooting for the STARZ

Published: March 10, 2004

Roll! Shoot! Score! By Jill Cueni-Cohen

Ordinary basketball takes on a whole new dimension when it’s played by teams in wheelchairs.

“Wheelchair basketball really is a game of inches,” said Diana Helt, 19, as she strapped herself into a wheelchair built specifically for playing basketball. The chair lacks handles and is able to make hairpin turns and quick stops.

Findings on Nerve Cell Proteins Show Promise for Reducing Disability

Published: March 10, 2004

New findings in animals suggest a potential treatment to minimize Disability after spinal cord and other nervous system injuries, say neuroscientists.

Newswise — New findings in animals suggest a potential treatment to minimize disability after spinal cord and other nervous system injuries, say neuroscientists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Medical Breakthroughs: Baclofen Pump

Published: March 9, 2004

It’s been more than 12 years since Michael Wolfe suffered a debilitating stroke.

“I lost the use of my left arm and left leg, left hand,” says Wolfe.

His vision and speech were also affected. But this college professor and soccer fan is more determined than ever to regain the use of his left side.

Reduced scarring helps nerves grow through spinal injuries

Published: March 8, 2004

HOUSTON — Infusing a naturally occurring anti-scarring agent called decorin into the damaged spinal cords of rats suppresses key molecules that block nerve Regeneration after spinal cord injury, said Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) researchers in a study published today in the European Journal of Neuroscience.

Adult Stem Cells, and Other Sources, Showing Promise

Published: March 6, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO, California, MARCH 6, 2004 (Zenit.org).- As debates continue over cloning and use of human embryos, progress is being made in the far less ethically objectionable field of research with adult stem cells.

A case in point is a study published in the scientific journal Nature. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have discovered a mysterious type of stem cell found in the brain, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Feb. 19.

A designer gets to grips with disability

Published: March 5, 2004

Daniel Brown refuses to let paralysis depress him. In fact, says Marisol Grandón, his work has taken him in a new direction

Daniel Brown is unhappy with his wheelchair. A £2,000 bespoke titanium chair is being manufactured for him but the process takes six weeks. The temporary chair is hard to manoeuvre, clunky and, most disappointing for the Prada-clad designer, it doesn’t look cool.

Bill would help disabled find aid

Published: March 4, 2004


JACKSON – There are numerous government, nonprofit and faith-based services available to Mississippians with disabilities. But tracking down all the available services can be a daunting, heart-wrenching chore for the disabled and their family and friends.

The roots of the Stem Cell Controversy

Published: March 4, 2004

The argument surrounding the research is multi-faceted. Here’s a look at the science, politics and campus reaction behind the debate.

Although the ethical debate concerning the use of stem cells has taken a back seat to news coverage and public outcry, the cloning of a human embryo in South Korea, with the purpose of generating embryonic stem cells, has once again pushed stem cell research into the spotlight

Grant to aid spinal cord study

Published: March 4, 2004

A team of scientists at Robarts Research Institute has been awarded nearly $1 million to accelerate its work on finding new ways to treat spinal cord injuries. “It is all about rescue, repair and recovery of the spinal cord, allowing people who have suffered an injury to retain as much function as possible,” said Mark Poznansky, president and scientific director at Robarts.