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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Paralyzed in Florida, man moving to Utah in hopes of walking again

BY TAL ABBADY - South Florida Sun-Sentinel DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - (KRT) - He once was a swimmer and scuba diver whose idea of a quick afternoon break was a dive in the surf. Now...

Harvesting Stem Cells from Fat Tissue

Dr. Keith March and his team of researchers at the IU School of Medicine are finding a possible lifesaver, from a most surprising source: Fat. "It just happens that the cells that are found...

Stem Cell Therapy Answer to Uncurable Diseases

Patients paralyzed by injuries to their spinal cords have the hope of walking again thanks to stem cell therapy, which is expected to become widely available by 2006. Chosun University professor Song Chang-hun, who gained...

Lucky dogs help spinal cord injury research

Injured animals received a polymer that lets nerve cells repair selves in Purdue/Texas study. Madeline and Fred Pernell will never know exactly what happened with Rusty. They came home from a shopping trip and found...

Wrestling Coach Temporarily Paralyzed By Injury

Coach Considers Himself 'Blessed,' Not Lucky BALTIMORE -- A high school wrestling coach who was 15 minutes away from being paralyzed says he's blessed. On Nov. 22, Mike Zito, 35, who is Loyola High School's assistant...

Preventing Permanent Spinal Cord Injury

Injections of a man-made liquid may some day help treat spinal cord injuries and prevent permanent paralysis, according to an animal study. One day, ambulances could carry the chemical for use at accident scenes, sparing...

Quadriplegic teen nabs 10-point buck

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A 15-year-old boy who was paralyzed in a 1997 accident on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle killed a 10-point buck Tuesday by pulling a string with his teeth to fire a customized...

Replicating an Eel’s Nerve Circuitry May Aid Paralyzed People

Source: Johns Hopkins University In a collaboration blending biology and robotics, researchers are unraveling the circuitry in an eel’s spinal cord to help develop a microchip implant that may someday help paralyzed people walk again. Newswise...

Quadriplegic gets $6 million from city

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who was left paralyzed after his neck was broken during a 1997 arrest by Baltimore police has agreed to a $6 million settlement with the city. The Board of Estimates...

A Stem Cell Christmas Miracle?

A report earlier this week that South Korean researchers have used stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood to help a woman with a damaged spinal cord walk again is bound to re-ignite the...