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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Robot Wheelchair May Give Patients More Independence

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are developing a robotic system that may offer wheelchair-dependent people independent, powered mobility and the ability, depending on patient status, to move to and...

Still playing to win

Eyes, not hands, now guide the work of wheelchair-bound vascular surgeon in Greenville GREENVILLE -- Glancing at a U.S. Open doubles tennis match on a big-screen TV in his ranch house, Dr. Bruce Fellows' eyes...

Stepping Out, Standing Tall

A devastating spinal cord injury has spurred an Irish woman to create a new group dedicated to promoting stem cell research. The first person who needs convincing, she feels? President Bush. FRANK SHOULDICE reports. ON...

Stand Together to End Paralysis Now!

France (TransWorldNews) Stand Together to End Paralysis Now – www.stepnow.org - a spinal cord injury global grassroots initiative launch their first worldwide campaign to urge governments to support and fund research that targets a...

Union players face quadriplegic threat

Rugby union players are four times more likely to wind up as quadriplegics than their rugby league counterparts, new research shows. A study by Adelaide's Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies analysed severe spinal...

New Red Cross Training Course Aims to Better Serve People with Disabilities Following a...

Friday, September 29, 2006 — The American Red Cross is rolling out the latest in its series of courses to better prepare employees and volunteers to serve victims of disasters, regardless of individual characteristics. “Serving...

Campbell resident addresses Amendment 2

CAMPBELL, Mo. -- On November 7, voters will cast their vote either for or against the Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, otherwise known in Missouri as Amendment 2. Campbell resident Cody Bader recently visited...

Qualified Canadians Still Able to Access Medical Marijuana from Health Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Conservative government announced spending cuts scheduled over the next two years. Funding for academic medical marijuana research - originally made available through the Medical Marijuana Research Program...

Injury Transforms Former NFL Player

Sep. 23--The most remarkable thing about Mike Utley is that he says his life really didn't change on Nov. 17, 1991 -- yet admittedly everything did. With a Pontiac Silverdome crowd watching in concerned silence...

Ideas and instructions for building a handicapped accessible bathroom

There is a lot to take into consideration when planning a bathroom for a disable person. Ultimately, there are only two things that really matter: 1) Making the bathroom experience safer 2) Making the bathroom...