Monthly Archives: July 2004
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 there was this hot-dog eating contest.”
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 so far fetched.
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.
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 example, older women with SCI have higher incidences of pain, Depression, and suicide than men, and are less likely to hold a job and have access to preventive healthcare.
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 the University of Rochester Medical Center–could the most important in years.
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 parallel competition for athletes with disabilities and takes place about two weeks after the Olympics.
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 Turton, Realtors.
Business and community members will gather for a night of networking followed by special guest speaker, Reeve, and others who will share their triumphs over adversity.
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 walk again after debilitating automobile accidents, are beginning to do just that after undergoing transplant surgery using their own stem cells.
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 Buchanan, director of rehabilitation at Phoenixville Hospital. “The YMCA exposes our patients to wellness Environment rather than a medical office-type building.”
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, and M’s Science Corporation, a privately held drug discovery and development company, announced today that AGY has obtained from M’s Science the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize