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Monthly Archives: February 2004

Pell City to build house for Montgomerys

PELL 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...

Fountain of Neurons Created

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...

How does the spinal cord work?

Neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve send axons (nerve fibers) up and down the spinal cord in spinal tracts. These spinal tracts are called white matter because axons...

Spinal cords fixed in tests

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...

Spinal research planned for Nov.

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...

BOEC lands “Quality of Life’ grant

BRECKENRIDGE - The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) has awarded the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant as part of more than $713,000 it distributed to 103 organizations nationwide...

‘I would do anything . . . if there was any chance’

Eric Coffman, of Denver, was a 19-year-old Colorado School of Mines student when he damaged his spinal cord snowboarding in 2001. He flew to Israel to get experimental macrophage injections. "I was the fourth person...

Promise for the paralyzed

Groundbreaking procedure at Craig Hospital offers hope to those with spinal injuries ENGLEWOOD - A skid into a tree, a bad fall on an icy mogul, a fall from a roof - it takes just...

‘I remember what it was like to have nothing – no feeling’

Melissa Holley, the first person in the world to get macrophage injections for a spinal cord injury, is a believer. "I can't ignore the fact that I've gotten so much back," said Holley, 22. "I'm...

Man hurt in surgery to get $3.6 million

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. The panel found Dr. Bikash Bose...