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Monthly Archives: June 2004

Plight of Women With Spinal Cord Injuries Highlighted

A TWO-DAY workshop highlighting the plight of women with spinal cord injuries, ended in Harare at the weekend with a call for financial assistance to enable them to buy urinary equipment. Ms Gladys Charowa, founder...

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and actor Billy Bob Thornton brave the elements for a worthy cause. "Only country music fans would do something like this!" declared Faith Hill to a crowd enduring unseasonable cold, wind...

disabled job despair

Getting a job if you're sick or disabled can be an uphill struggle. Less than 40 percent of all disabled people in the Netherlands have a job - compared with 67 percent of able-bodied...

Stem cell quest takes family to Bahamas

FENTON TWP. - Giving Karly Pollack a second chance at a normal life may come from an experimental stem cell transplant not performed in the United States. Her family left Sunday for the Bahamas where...

Differing Views on Controversal Stem-Cell Research

`Research is promising' With all the recent discussions surrounding stem-cell research and former First Lady Nancy Reagan's support of this research, I am encouraging all Kentuckians who believe in this research to contact their state...

Straight talk on stem cells

Stem cells are in the news. I know that you are working on stem cell research. Tell us a little about your work. My research work is related to Parkinson's disease. We have been working...

Yale researchers receive $4.5 million grant to study spinal cord repair

Yale researchers Stephen G Waxman, MD and Jeffery D Kocsis have received a $4.5 million grant from the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Service to continue their internationally recognized research training program focused...

Eye for excellence

Decatur man 2nd in national archery contest A second-place finish in a national archery competition would be enough to make most people brag. But not for Decatur's Chuck Kimball. He apparently doesn't wish to make any noise...

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

Cures for diabetes, Alzheimer's and spinal cord damage could be as little as five years away, after the landmark creation of more than one million stem cells from a single Australian embryo. The work of...

Robot aids the spinal-cord injured

Lokomat helps people with paralysed legs simulate walking movements In an attempt to get the brain to signal the body to walk again, doctors are using a robot to remind paralysed patients how to put...