Monthly Archives: April 2004
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have created a method for measuring the growth of new spinal cord nerve fibers in rats, an advance that allows them to quickly determine nerve Regeneration rate and what variables in the nerve-growth Environment best support it.
Hansen Recognized for his Outstanding Contributions to Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Awareness
TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ – Premier Dalton McGuinty and Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with responsibility for disability issues, paid tribute to Rick Hansen at a reception today at Queen’s Park celebrating Hansen’s latest project, Wheels In Motion.
Exiting of spinal cord a step to their use for treating paralysis
Stem cell-derived nerves have been prompted to migrate through the spinal cord in mice, an important step to their use for treating spinal cord damage in humans.
A 50-year-old man paralyzed from the neck down in a devastating motorcycle accident a year ago is learning to walk again with the help of a robot named Lokomat at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Chuck Benefield of Dallas was riding his motorcycle on a quiet country road when a car rear-ended him, throwing him from the bike.
POCATELLO – Neil Maberry, victim of a mountain biking accident, believes he is going to walk again.
“I have faith that within about three years of the time of my actual accident I will be able to meet a stranger, who will have no idea of my spinal cord injury,” said the radio station manager. He suffered the injury Aug. 6, 2003.
SAN FRANCISCO — Since their violent collision 26 years ago in Oakland, Darryl Stingley and Jack Tatum haven’t seen or spoken to each other. But now in the interest of medical science, their estrangement finally may be ending.
Stingley has been in a wheelchair since 1978 after being hit by Tatum on a pass route during a New England-Oakland preseason football game. The blow left Stingley a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down.
WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ — Two out of three voters in 18 key states support overriding the Bush administration’s limits on federal government funding for stem cell research, according to a new survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Results for America (RFA) project of the Civil Society Institute.
Paralysed rugby player Vaughan de Groen is going to the United States determined to confound those who said he would never regain mobility after his spine was broken in a game.
Already he has recovered more movement in his arms than he was warned to expect after his rugby injury left him a tetraplegic.
Gandhinagar, April 24: Congress candidate from Mehsana Jivabhai Patel, who was taken to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital after an attack on him on the election day, has suffered injuries in spinal cord, right ear and a minor blood clot in the brain.
What are the characteristics of a well-controlled clinical trial for spinal cord injury repair? What type of evidence from animal experiments should be required before initiating a trial in humans? How should results be measured? Are we at a point where experimental procedures should be translated to humans?