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Monthly Archives: January 2006

Electrical stimulation gives hope to paralyzed

Therapy could help restore some function, some studies suggest Vibrating tingles of electricity worm into the thin legs of paralyzed children, pulling at their muscles to pump up and down on a special bicycle. It’s called...

Game control gives disabled chance to play

Nintendo has been in the technology spotlight since announcing plans for a video-game controller that can be used with only one hand. But a disabled fan in Southern California took notice for more reasons than...

Young Tornado Victim Comes Home

A homecoming for a young tornado victim. Thirteen-year-old William Pfingston suffers from a paralyzing spinal cord injury when a twister tore through the Eastbrook mobile home park. After months of treatment at an Indianapolis hospital, William...

American Chopper FANtasy Bike 4

The final of four FANtasy bike winners is revealed as the guys head to California. After a car accident left this fan a paraplegic, OCC faces the challenge of creating a trike.JAN 30 2006...

Bikers most at risk of spine injury

Car and motorcycle crashes and falls are the most common causes of spinal cord injury in Australia, a new report shows. And men are more likely than women to suffer serious damage to the spinal...

Bringing The Promise Of Stem Cell Research A Step Closer To Reality

Treena Arinzeh, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who is one of the USA's leading stem cell researchers, has received two grants that will help her bring...

Drayson Center¹s new equipment makes it no sweat for wheelchair users to work out

Delmon Dunston clenched his teeth and drew a deep breath as he lifted weights. It was a relief for Dunston to use the new wheelchair-accessible workout equipment in the Drayson Center¹s weight room. The equipment...

Botox smooths over bladder problems for injured

AUSTRALIA'S biggest trial of Botox -- a toxin most commonly associated with cosmetic surgery -- aims to put an end to the embarrassing bladder weakness experienced by patients with spinal cord injuries. And trial participants...

‘Hwang myth’ spurs dubious stem cell tests

Rush to develop therapies leaves 12 dead, 80% in worse condition KOREA - Hwang Mi-sun, 39, was once hailed as proof that miracle cures can happen. Paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a...

Lawsuit raises liability issues

Officials, coaches still support sport When a former high school gymnast in Sioux Falls filed a negligence lawsuit against her coaches, her school and a Sioux Falls training facility last fall, it cast light on...