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Monthly Archives: October 2004

What is the ASIA Classification System?

After injury, many people are frequently told that they have been classified as ASIA A, B, C, or D. What is the meaning of this classification. ASIA stands for the American Spinal Injury...

Does demylination STOP conduction or SLOW DOWN conduction?

Axons that are demyelinated cannot conduct as well. Cells called oligodendroglial cells form myelin around segments of axons. Each segment may be as long as several millimeters in length. Also, the axons are...

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Mourns

Kathy Lewis, President and CEO of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) issued the following statement today in response to the death of CRPF’s Chairman, Christopher Reeve. (Springfield, NJ) – “On behalf of the entire...

Reeve Courageously Backed Stem Cell Research/ CureParalysisNow mourns the loss of THE GREATEST SCI...

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christopher Reeve, the paralyzed actor who died nine years after a riding accident, worked tirelessly to promote medical advances, especially the controversial stem cell research...

`Superman’ star became real-life fighter for spinal cord research

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Christopher Reeve, the chiseled, strapping "Superman" of celluloid who became another kind of hero as a force for spinal cord research after a devastating horse-riding accident, has died at 52. Reeve,...

Actor, Director and Activist Christopher Reeve Dies at Age 52

Christopher Reeve died suddenly at 5:30 p.m. yesterday of heart failure. He was 52 years old. On Saturday October 9, Reeve fell into a coma after going into cardiac arrest while at home. Reeve was...

Reeve Visited Chicago Rehab Institute Last Week

Actor: Research Can Relieve Human Suffering CHCIAGO -- Christopher Reeve made an appearance in Chicago just last week, on Oct. 8, to celebrate the Rehabilitation Institute's 50th Anniversary. The actor, who became an activist for the...

Stem-cell studies divide America

Is Sen. John Kerry "a cannibal in a suit?" Or does the Democratic presidential nominee’s platform on embryonic stem-cell research offer the best-known hope to millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating diseases and...

Quadriplegic will run marathon

Alan Robinson will be one of the last runners to cross the finish line in Sunday's LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. When he ran last year, it took him more than six hours to finish 31,309th...

Three-step paralysis treatment

Paralysis results from an injury or disease that damages the nervous system, affecting the ability to move or feel. Each year, more than 11,000 people in the United States become paralyzed. Paralysis is traditionally...