Thursday, April 22, 2021

Monthly Archives: March 2004

Most pros risk injury, not death

"You've heard the saying, 'I'm going to break my neck trying?' Well, that's pretty much me." Hard hits, 99 mph fastballs and errant pucks don't kill players in the four major pro leagues, but they...

Concert to benefit spinal cord injury victims

While shooting footage last fall for the film adaptation of "Friday Night Lights," the quintessential novel about Texas high school football and the young men who play it, director Peter Berg witnessed something he...

Reeve encourages audience to push for social change

Activist and former actor Christopher Reeve speaks to a packed audience at Irvine Auditorium last night. He advised students to follow their morals. Bringing audience members to tears last night, acclaimed actor and activist Christopher...

Neurogenesis: Forming Nerves

Recent research suggests that, throughout life, the adult brain retains a limited capacity to make new neurons. This new knowledge has led to a surge of interest in adult stem cells found in the...

Clinical Research Opportunities

Miami Project scientists' Mark S. Nash, Ph.D. and Edelle Field-Fote, Ph.D., PT were recently awarded funding as part of a multi-center grant from the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research to the National...

A man of motion

Jonathan Dehaas doesn't remember the motorcycle accident that robbed him of the use of his legs. The first time he opened his eyes after the crash, he recalls white drapes pulled along each side of...

Their lives go on

When 40-year-old Mindy Idaspe learned she would never walk again due to a spinal cord injury in 2002, she was heartbroken. A nurse and mother, she had always focused on caring for others -...

New Acute Injury Unit At Groote Schuur

The transfer of the acute spinal cord injury unit from Conradie Hospital to Groote Schuur promises better service delivery to both patients and staff. Western Cape Health MEC Meyer said this yesterday, during the official...

Stem-cell research is exciting, but not to investors

SEATTLE - (KRT) - 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,...

Motorist rescued after 36 hours on freeway

Associated Press - Information from: Houston Chronicle FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - A motorist injured after a crash lay paralyzed in the middle of the Gulf Freeway with a broken neck for 36 hours before he was...