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Monthly Archives: April 2004

Redevelopment Plans for Lower Manhattan to be Recognized for Accessibility

WASHINGTON, Apr 14, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a national veterans' service and Disability rights organization, in recognizing the accessibility of the redevelopment plans for Lower Manhattan, is...

Restoring Function Through Oec Transplantation

Over the past several decades, I have observed remarkable progress in our understanding of spinal cord injury (SCI), a disorder once considered so intractable that its repair was described as the Holy Grail of...

Michigan Center to Help Paralyzed Patients

DETROIT (AP) - The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan will open a center this summer offering new therapies to help spinal cord injury patients regain some sensation and movement after years of paralysis. The center, unlike...

With Tiny Brain Implants, Just Thinking May Make It So

Can a machine read a person's mind? A medical device company is about to find out. The company, Cyberkinetics Inc., plans to implant a tiny chip in the brains of five paralyzed people in an...

Stem-cell funds slow in coming

Potential returns may be years away, and society’s moral concerns make investors nervous SEATTLE — Whoever learns to control embryonic stem cells that can morph into healthy human cells could be standing on a gold...

What is NIL-A?

NIL-A is a neuroimmunophilin that was developed by Guilford and Amgen for Parkinson's disease . A second generation product, NIL-A succeeds an earlier immunophilin product called GPI-1046. Preclinical development of GPI-1046 itself appears to...

Personal Stories Showcased in ‘Miracle Cell’

Their stories are amazing: Cardiac patients who recover rapidly after their own stem cells are implanted into their hearts; people with spinal cord injuries who have some feeling restored in their bodies. "Miracle Cell" showcases...

Treading new paths for neurotrauma rehab

Inside UVic's Motor control research lab, investigations into such commonplace activities as walking is revealing secrets about the nervous system that may one day improve motor function in people who have suffered stroke or...

Medical miracle

Stem-cell surgery shows promise Some words spark debate every time they are spoken, few more surely than "stem cells." Many ordinary people who smile on the possible outcome of stem-cell research, namely the Regeneration of...

Soldiers connect with veterans

Employees from Headquarters, TRADOC visit the local VA Hospital spinal cord unit for an afternoon of games, fun First-time visitors to the Hampton VA Medical Center’s Spinal Cord Injury Unit rarely know what to expect....