Monthly Archives: August 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An experimental therapy that combines stem cells and gene therapy to repair spinal cord injuries in rats may lead to a new way to treat the same injury in humans.
The therapy, described in the July 27 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows significant potential for repairing the spinal cord by regenerating a protective coating on the nervous system, said lead researcher Scott Whittemore of the University of Louisville.
Kirk Pfeifle and his brother Eric Pfeifle are men who don’t give up, even though they are disabled.
They are men who get up in the wee hours of the morning to make the donuts they will serve customers of their new business venture, Wayne’s Donuts & Deli.
After a spinal injury, Kirk was told to just give up and go on Disability for the rest of his life.