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Yearly Archives: 2004

The Sea Inside (Movie)

Summary: Based on the profoundly moving true story that captured the world’s attention, "The Sea Inside" is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro (Bardem), who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his...

Spain’s High-Flying, Deep-Sea-Diving Quadriplegic Poet-Hero

Based on the chastened life and hastened death of Spanish euthanasia activist Ramón Sampedro, the painterly biopic The Sea Inside finds art-house hunk Javier Bardem gazing Oscar-ward. Aged to a balding 55, the 35-year-old...

William Rush, quadriplegic activist, dies at 49

BY MATTHEW HANSEN/Lincoln Journal Star William Rush once wrote about the overwhelming desire to get out on the dance floor and shake it for all he was worth. He was always writing. He contributed articles and wrote...

Ethicists Wary of New Stem Cell Proposals

WASHINGTON -- A member of the President's Council on Bioethics and two Columbia University scientists are promoting new research methods that could, they say, resolve the contentious stem cell debate. Aspects of the proposals have...

The comeback kid

The odds were against W&M cornerback Stephen Cason ever walking again, much less sparking a Division I-AA quarterfinal rally. WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Want to see the scar? Stephen Cason is happy to oblige. He pulls down...

Paralyzed Floridian hopes to walk again

By Tal Abbady - South Florida Sun-Sentinel DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - He once was a swimmer and scuba diver whose idea of a quick afternoon break was a dive in the surf. Now he sits...

Helping to heal complications from spinal cord injury

By: News-Medical in Medical Research News A London scientist has received a major grant to help improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries. A research team led by Pamela Houghton, Associate Professor...

‘BrainGate’ Brain-Machine-Interface takes shape

An implantable, brain-computer interface the size of an aspirin has been clinically tested on humans by American company Cyberkinetics. The 'BrainGate' device can provide paralysed or Motor-impaired patients a mode of communication through the...

Spine therapy works on dogs, may help humans

By Lee Bowman, Scripps Howard News Service Researchers have successfully tested injections of a liquid polymer to heal spinal injuries in dogs in an experiment that also offers hope for preventing human paralysis. The liquid, called...

Study on dogs yields hope in human paralysis treatment

Researchers have successfully tested injections of a liquid polymer to heal spinal injuries in dogs in an experiment that also offers hope for preventing human paralysis. The liquid, called polyethylene glycol (PEG), if administered within...