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Daily Archives: January 20, 2006

Bikers most at risk of spine injury

Published: January 20, 2006

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 cord – the bundle of nerves that runs through the backbone.

The report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), shows motorcyclists are most at risk of spinal cord injury.

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

Published: January 20, 2006

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 the promise of stem cell research a step closer to reality.

Arinzeh received a $700,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, a state agency that funds spinal cord research.