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Daily Archives: January 17, 2007

Stem cells nurture damaged spine: study

Published: January 17, 2007

BOSTON (Reuters) – Human embryonic stem cells can help regenerate damaged nerves in rats, producing compounds that nurture nerve cells and stimulate the growth of new ones, Geron Corp. said on Wednesday.

The company’s stock rose on the news, published in the journal Stem Cells and Development.

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Sailing duo ready for Miami debut

Published: January 17, 2007

_42462299_skud203Sailors Allan Smith and Jackie Gay are hoping their new partnership can reap rewards in American waters next week.

The duo have teamed up to compete in the new Skud-18 class which will make its Paralympic debut in Beijing.

And they will make their international debut at the Olympic Classes Regatta which begins in Miami on Sunday.

Family of paralyzed Wilson player contemplates lawsuit

Published: January 17, 2007

The family of Shykem “Shaka” Lawrence – the Woodrow Wilson High football player who was paralyzed in an Aug. 25 scrimmage – has asked a Michigan lawyer to investigate whether a suit can be filed in the matter.

Lawrence, whose high school is in Camden, was paralyzed while making a tackle at Eastern High in Voorhees, Camden County. He is at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.