Monthly Archives: April 2004
Samantha Bitterman, a Churchville-Chili High School senior severely injured in a car crash in October, left a Chicago Rehabilitation hospital today and returned to her Buffalo Road home here.
An Air International medic jet whisked her from Chicago to the Greater Rochester International Airport. She landed at 2:30 p.m.
Rehabilitation Process of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can occur at any time to any individual. Acute SCI is an unexpected event that can result from a fall or a car accident, no matter how minor. It can occur from diving into too shallow water, or it can occur because of a wrong move during a sports event, and it often persists for the lifetime of the person who acquires it. Young, Burns, Bowen, and McCutchen (1982) point out that most spinal cord injuries occur predominantly in younger people, with the most common age being 19, and that fifty percent of all injuries occur to individuals under the age of 25. Though young age is not a determining factor in acquiring an SCI. It can also occur during birth, or from a fall at age one-hundred and one.
Oscar Segovia pedaled a stationary bike in a crowded gym. He’d already done some stretching and gone for a short walk. After lunch, he planned to hit the pool.
But Segovia, 24, of Manresa, Spain, is no ordinary gym member. He has been a Paraplegic for eight years since a car struck his motorcycle on his way home from work. Segovia will compete Sunday in the wheelchair division of the St. Louis Marathon.
CHICAGO (CBS 2) Imagine a paralyzed person being able to reach something from the top shelf at a grocery store without help or climbing stairs on their own. It’s all possible for some thanks to a new FDA-approved wheelchair called the iBot.
A Plainfield man got his new wheels on Friday. Fourty-three-year-old Mike D’Arcy still has his sense of humor despite losing his ability to stand and walk three years ago in a car accident.
THE Victorian government has backed a $12 million study of a wallaby species that might lead to better treatments for cancer and spinal cord injury, it was announced in Melbourne today.
Researchers have identified a wide variety of potential therapies for spinal cord injury. To efficiently evaluate these therapies, however, investigators need to carry out well-designed preclinical and clinical trials that will reveal the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy.
Department of Molecular Biology Displaces Dell, Turns to IBM for Crucial Technology
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 1, 2004 – Today at a press conference in New York City, IBM announced that Princeton University has implemented Linux on Power ArchitectureTM technology to support the Department of Molecular Biology’s global stem cell research database.