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Monthly Archives: July 2004

Orinda native starts for U.S. Paralympic team

In the few spare moments she's had this summer, Jennifer Howitt has managed to check out some of ESPN's "sports" offerings. "A few weeks ago, it was the National Spelling Bee," she said, "and then...

Researchers want to read the minds of spinal cord injury patients

Why researchers want to read the minds of spinal cord injury patients. Imagine a wheelchair with robotic arms that move on command by reading the paralyzed occupant's mind, some say why the idea is not...

Democrats, Republicans on stem cell research

Democrats and Republicans view the stem cell debate very differently. Earlier this week, Ron Reagan, son of the late president, addressed the Democratic National Convention on stem cell research. "This could be the biggest revolution in...

How gender affects living with traumatic spinal cord injuries

Although men and women who have suffered traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) report comparable levels of psychological well-being, recent studies have found that older female SCI survivors experience aging differently from their male counterparts. For...

Spinal Cord Treatment Breakthrough at UR

Evan Dawson (Rochester, NY) 07/.29/04 - The potential now exists of a drug that could prevent paralysis--even after a major spinal cord injury. On the scale of medical breakthroughs--the relevant discovery made by researchers at...

Paralympic athletes shooting for awareness

Don't pity the women on the USA Wheelchair Basketball team. That's the message from South University's Mary Vacala, appointed to the medical staff for the Paralympic Games in Greece this September. The Paralympic Games is a...

Reeve to speak at FirstEnergy Park

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood BlueClaws and Eric Taylor’s Empower-ment Group have announced that actor Christopher Reeve will headline Empower New Jersey 2004, "A Night of Inspiration," Sept. 29 at FirstEnergy Park sponsored by Diane...

Non-embryonic stem cells: Healing for broken bodies

WASHINGTON (BP)--Susan Fajt and Laura Dominguez have experienced the miraculously restorative power of stem cells, and no embryos had to be destroyed for them to benefit. Fajt and Dominguez, who were told they would never...

Patients do physical, occupational therapy at Spring Valley

LIMERICK - Phoenixville Hospital recently partnered with the new Spring Valley branch of the Phoenixville YMCA to provide patient Rehabilitation in a non-hospital-like setting. "We wanted to be more involved in our community," said Holly...

AGY Therapeutics Phase 2 Clinical Development

Deal Validates AGY's Technology Platform, Which Enabled Discovery of Novel Target for Functional Recovery After Stroke SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and KOBE, Japan, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AGY Therapeutics Inc., a privately held Biotechnology company,...