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Monthly Archives: February 2004

Stem Cell Bank Program Passed by Congress

Published: February 23, 2004

Legislation to Create a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program Passed by Congress

Clinical Data Provided by ThermoGenesis Scientific Advisory Board Members Persuasive to Legislators

Stem-cell research still an embryonic business

Published: February 22, 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.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA)

Published: February 21, 2004

NWBA MISSION STATEMENT

A Winning Strategy
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is the nation’s oldest and largest Disability sport organization. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NWBA is a non-profit organization which serves as the national governing body for men’s, women’s and youth wheelchair basketball in the United States.

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.

Wheelchair tennis is growing

Published: February 20, 2004

Wheelchair tennis is growing rapidly at the University of Arizona as players from all over the country are drawn by the year-round play and the variety of athletic and academic opportunities. The program is open to all, whether international tournament players or first-time recreational players. Coaches Claudia Dill and Mike Cottingham are both USPTA-certified wheelchair instructors. Mike is a former ranked wheelchair Men’s Open player and Claudia is a ranked able-bodied Senior player.

No ‘high’ from cannabis pain drugs?

Published: February 20, 2004

cannabisScientists believe they may have found a way for cannabis chemicals to relieve chronic pain – without the “high” linked with the drug.

The team, based at Imperial College, London, has shown that the active ingredients of cannabis, called cannabinoids, actually work on the spinal cord as well as the brain.

Cannabinoid drugs could in theory be developed to target only the spinal cord, but not the brain.

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

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).

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.

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.

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