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Monthly Archives: November 2004

Paralyzed man is recipient of holiday spirit

Published: November 30, 2004

Strangers, friends and family are remodeling Jesse Freeby’s house to make it wheelchair accessible


MILWAUKIE — Jesse Freeby never realized how many friends he has.
Not until about 60 people showed up at his Milwaukie home Monday morning — ready to tear the place apart.

Paralyzed woman walks again after stem cell therapy

Published: November 29, 2004

=SEOUL : A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.

Hwang Mi-Soon, 37, had been bedridden since damaging her back in an accident two decades ago.

Andrew Stephen on a quadriplegic’s death sentence

Published: November 29, 2004

For those of you who cannot conceive of the US as a cruel country, read the tale of the young quadriplegic condemned to death for possessing marijuana. By Andrew Stephen

If you think that the number of law and order bills in Tuesday’s Queen’s Speech shows that Britain is becoming illiberal and authoritarian, you should look across the Atlantic.

Stem cell basics, minus opinions

Published: November 28, 2004

There are few controversies that polarize individuals as does the one surrounding stem cell research. I will attempt to take a very difficult subject and educate readers about it.

The human body is made of approximately 220 different types of cells. Each is the foundation for the development of all of our tissues and organs. Once these different cells develop into specific tissues and organs, we have an embryo.

Wireless reconnects spinal patients

Published: November 28, 2004


Stephen Suer has a passion for books, scuba diving and road bikes: He’s not your typical banker.

But his life changed on a bike ride near his Sacramento-area home in May when a van pulled in front of him, and Suer plowed into it. The impact demolished his chin and part of his nose, punctured both lungs, and injured his spinal cord — rendering him unable to talk, walk or use his hands.

California’s New Stem-Cell Initiative Is Already Raising Concerns

Published: November 27, 2004

By JOHN M. BRODER – New York Times

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 – As California moves to begin a lushly financed program of embryonic stem cell research, medical ethicists and other skeptics are concerned that the $3 billion that state voters approved for the endeavor could become a bonanza for private profiteers.

Critics say the ballot measure that passed by a wide margin on Nov. 2 contains inadequate safeguards to ensure public oversight

Stem cell from umbilical cord blood used to treat paralysis

Published: November 27, 2004


SEOUL — South Korean researchers say they’ve used stem cell therapy to enable a paralyzed patient to walk after she was not even able to stand for the last 19 years.

Chosun University professor Song Chang-hun, Seoul National University professor Kang Kyung-sun, and Han Hoon from the Seoul Cord Blood Bank said they transplanted multi-potent stem cells from umbilical cord blood into the 37-year-old female patient who suffered from a spinal cord injury, the Korea Times reported Saturday.

Most spinal-cord injury patients suffer ‘abnormal’ pain: poll

Published: November 27, 2004

Three-quarters of paralyzed spinal-cord injury patients suffer from persistent abnormal pain, according to a study released Friday.

A group of spinal cord injury patients and the Japan Spinal Cord Foundation carried out a survey on about 1,600 patients nationwide.

This is the first time a survey this large on the malady has been conducted in Japan.

Stem cell therapy helps patient walk again, South Korea

Published: November 26, 2004

A team of Korean researchers claimed Thursday they had performed a miracle by enabling a patient, who could not even stand up for the last 19 years, to walk with stem cell therapy.

During a press conference, the scientists said they had last month transplanted multi-potent stem cells from umbilical cord blood to the 37-year-old female patient suffering from a spinal cord injury and she can now walk on her own.

Give A Cheer! Cheerleader Regains Ability To Walk

Published: November 26, 2004

Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury Is 6 To 12 Percent

A young New Jersey woman paralyzed in a cheerleading accident fought to get back on her feet and NBC 10 News medical reporter Cherie Bank has her story of determination and hope.