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Monthly Archives: January 2006

Taylor Chace hasn’t let a serious accident keep him from hockey

THERE WAS FEAR, of course, along with the invevitable questions: Why did this happen? What’s going to become of me? But the emotion Taylor Chace most remembers from the immediate aftermath of the injury...

New Spinal Repair Unit Opens

An imminent medical breakthrough in the treatment of paralysis (Paraplegia and Tetraplegia) is anticipated in Professor Geoffrey Raisman’s lecture: Repairing the Spinal Cord: Ripples of an Oncoming Tide. This inaugural lecture will be given...

Advocates hold out hope for stem cells

NEW YORK -- Having spent 23 years in a wheelchair, Wall Street analyst Henry Stifel keeps a close eye on spinal cord research. And he says the latest scientific scandal in South Korea has...

Hopes Founder on ‘Big Lie’

SIHEUNG, South Korea — The boy who became known as "Donor 2" was propped up in a wheelchair when a team of esteemed scientists strolled into his hospital room nearly three years ago. Nine-year-old Kim...

Wheelchair rugby one of U-M student’s many passions

The wheelchairs crashed with a loud metallic "thunk'' that echoed through the gym. Jaffer Odeh, wheeling furiously, slipped through a crease in the tangle of athletes to score another goal. Several basketball players shooting on...

Girl’s family pursues treatments

DETROIT - Laura Jackson doesn't want to wait for a cure. Paralyzed in May 2003 while performing a backward flip in a cheerleading stunt, Laura, 16, underwent experimental surgery in China late last year and...

A ‘Go’ for Stem Cell Research?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the potential to develop into any kind of tissue in the body (e.g. blood cells, heart cells, brain cells etc.) This has lead scientists to investigate the...

Hwang Woo-suk No Great Loss

The hopes of many quadriplegics (like me) and otherwise injured individuals have been dashed since Korean stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, who claimed to be on track for curing spinal cord injuries among other ailments,...

Erythropoietin Holds Promise In The Treatment Of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a two-step process. The primary injury is mechanical, resulting from impact, compression or some other insult to the spinal column. The Secondary Injury is biochemical, as cellular reactions cause...