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Monthly Archives: August 2004

Is there a cure for Spinal Cord Injury?

Damage to the spinal cord due to an injury can be permanent and currently there is no cure, however new research proves that spinal cord repair and regeneration is possible. More and more researchers...

Do people with SCI ever get better?

Yes, before World War II, most people who sustained SCI died within weeks of their injury due to urinary dysfunction, respiratory infection or pressure sores. With the advent of modern antibiotics, modern materials...

What are the usual demographics of people who get SCI?

The mean age is 33. Most persons are between 16 and 30 years of age. There is a 4:1 male:female ratio and most persons are white although blacks are at higher risk than...

Is there any treatment?

While recent advances in emergency care and rehabilitation allow many SCI patients to survive, methods for reducing the extent of injury and for restoring function are still limited. Immediate treatment for acute SCI...

Only 11% of US population opposes Stem Cell Research

Those Favoring Stem Cell Research Increases to a 73 to 11 Percent Majority A good issue for the Democrats In 2001, a Harris Poll reported that a 3-to-1 majority believed that stem cell research should be...

Recipient of Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Quality of Life Grant

The Transverse Myelitis Association Named Recipient of Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Quality of Life Grant The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that The Transverse Myelitis Association has been awarded a $10,000 Quality of...

Rotarians hear story of young quadriplegic

On Tuesday, Woodland Rotarians, with many of their children and grandchildren, listened raptly as 24-year-old quadriplegic Anthony 'Tony' Venditti told of how his life drastically changed two days after his 21st birthday. That was the...

Reagan and P-I wrong about stem cells

One of the primary responsibilities of any editorial is to get the facts right. Unfortunately, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's editorial extolling Ron Reagan's speech at the Democratic convention ("Health, science trump politics," July 28), failed...

ATP plays large role in spinal cord injury

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Adenosine triphosphate, which provides energy for the body's cells, plays a major role in spinal cord injuries by killing Motor neurons surrounding the injury site -- a discovery that...

Dive leaves girl quadriplegic

FOR 12-year-old Laura Brown a false start at a swimming carnival was the beginning of a life confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others. The teen dived into water just 90 centimetres deep after...