Yearly Archives: 2005
The Miami Project has assembled a broad spectrum of researchers, clinicians, and therapists whose expertise relate directly to the problem of SCI and whose full-time focus is SCI research.
By uniting this broad range of knowledge and talents, the Miami Project team of scientists is accelerating the search for effective treatments for SCI.
The organization, which was originally founded to help Michael with immediate financial burdens, has turned into much more. We are now a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer based, organization that raises funds primarily for spinal cord injury research, grants for victims and their families, spinal cord injury prevention/awareness education and scholarships for locally active high school graduates. We are also one of three founders of the NEW Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky.
The Braun Corporation has remained a pioneer in the mobility industry since 1963. With a reputation for innovative design and quality craftsmanship, wheelchair and scooter users the world over depend on Braun for their personal mobility every day. With Ralph Braun still at the helm of the company and the industry he created, the original mission of “Providing Access to the World” endures.
This software seems pretty easy: I just have to write what’s on my mind, click a button or two, and my words go online for the world to see. Plus, there seem to be some nice interactivity features which some of my readers may enjoy it. I might even get some other activists and writers to contribute blogs of their own. Feedback is more than welcome.
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The Malian Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which provides products and services catering to the needs of charitable causes worldwide. Causes supported by the Malian Foundation are wide ranging in the spirit of the Foundation’s aims of “sharing our hopes and living our dreams”. Examples include dog shelters, churches, universities and multi-national organizations. The Foundation operates two programs, the Empowering Communities Program and the Consulting Services Program, both of which are offered without charge.
Question: What are stem cells?
Answer: Stem cells have the potential to develop into different cell types in the body. A repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell could either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell or a brain cell.
This is for my dad and a journal for me. On May 2, 2005 he suffered a C5 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. I would like to share his progress, determination, goals, thoughts, good days and not so good days will everyone and also bring more awareness to Spinal Cord Injurys. Here I will also share my thoughts and feelings with you. He is a writer, an artist, a deep thinker and philospher. A great man with a simple goal – to make others happy, share his ideas and to laugh. I love you dad! ~Sharron
University of Louisville researchers have coaxed stem cells from adult mice to change into brain, nerve, heart muscle and pancreatic cells – a discovery that could lead to therapies for a host of human diseases and possibly end the national debate over use of embryonic stem cells.
“We have found a counterpart for embryonic stem cells in adult bone marrow. This could negate the ethical concerns,” said Mariusz Ratajczak, leader of the research team and director of the stem cell biology program at U of L’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Studies indicate that 40% of Americans use some form of alternative medicine; for individuals with long-term disabilities, learning about their options is even more critical. Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers by:
The United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 1st Session: Information on the United States House of Representatives.
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