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Monthly Archives: July 2004

Tissue-Protective Cytokine Technology in Neurologic Injury

Published: July 7, 2004

OSSINING, N.Y., July 8/PRNewswire/ — Warren Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Warren), a company engaged in developing novel treatments for devastating injuries and diseases, today announced the publication of a study showing the effectiveness of its compounds in a variety of neurologic injury and disease models. Working in collaboration with its partner, the Danish pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck A/S,

What is the level and severity of spinal cord injury?

Published: July 7, 2004

The consequences of spinal cord injury depend on the level and severity of injury. Surgeons determine injury levels from the fracture site on the spinal column. This may differ from neurological level determined from sensory and motor loss.

Craig Hospital will host its 12th annual Motorsports Day

Published: July 6, 2004

Craig Hospital will host its 12th annual Motorsports Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, in the vicinity of Girard and S. Clarkson streets in Englewood, Colo. The purpose of this annual event is to provide current and former patients with an opportunity to view world-class automobiles, vehicles modified for drivers with disabilities, and to meet celebrity guests. Admission is free, and an outdoor BBQ lunch is $6 and will be served between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Unbelted motorists risk neck injury from air bags

Published: July 6, 2004

Air bags have never been an excuse for failing to “buckle up,” but a new study finds that, in a crash, seat belt shirkers are actually more likely to suffer neck injuries in a car equipped with air bags than in one without air bags.

Without seat belts holding drivers and front-seat passengers in the correct position, the air bag becomes a weapon that deploys at 140 to 220 miles an hour, said Dr. William F. Donaldson III, chief of spinal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Passers-By Free Quadriplegic Man From Burning Van

Published: July 6, 2004

Man’s Wheelchair Was Anchored To Burning Vehicle’s Floor

ALBANY, Ind. — Good Samaritans and a police officer freed a quadriplegic man from his van Monday after it caught fire on a road outside Muncie, Ind., officials said.

Todd Buchanan, 39, of Indianapolis, said he was sitting in his wheelchair in the driver’s compartment of his van when it caught on fire.

Helper monkey is a blessing for California quadriplegic

Published: July 3, 2004

LA HABRA, Calif. – (KRT) – The cell phone drops out of Craig Cook’s lap and tumbles to the floor. The phone is his lifeline. Cook is quadriplegic – he lost the use of his legs and has only limited use of his arms after a 1996 car wreck.

“That could be devastating in a fire or emergency,” says, Cook, 38, in the kitchen of his La Habra condominium.

The long road back

Published: July 3, 2004

Pam Malcolm won’t let a near-fatal car crash deter her from attaining her goals.

Pam Malcolm, 20, of Colchester is slowly but surely recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident more than two years ago. Despite injuring her spinal cord and losing movement in her left foot, Malcolm recently gave up a wheelchair for a pair of crutches. A member of the Bryant College basketball team, she hopes to make it back onto the court.

Stem cell research, high-end Linux solution

Published: July 3, 2004

Princeton University implements a Linux on POWER system from IBM for critical stem cell research. How research applications can benefit from Linux.

If Biotechnology is the next frontier, then stem cell research can truly blaze trails in conquering the devastation of disease. A research database at Princeton University is an exciting part of that story.

Stem-cell research: “It’s where most of my hope lies”

Published: July 3, 2004

It’s been nearly two years since David Busta held a book in his hands, combed his hair, pedaled a bike or took a step from his bed or wheelchair.

The 29-year-old UW-Madison graduate is limited by the injuries he sustained in a freak 30-foot fall outside the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee. Likely paralyzed for life, Busta looks ahead in part by focusing back on his alma mater, where he believes scientists can solve the puzzle of reanimating his arms and legs through the promise of human embryonic stem-cell research.