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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Insurers often cap coverage for the latest spinal cord injury treatments

New technologies and more aggressive approaches to treating spinal cord injuries pioneered in Detroit are giving patients new independence and improved mobility. But the innovations come at a big price at the very time insurers...

Md. cannot afford to lag in stem cell research race

Congress will probably pass a bill to finance embryonic stem cell research with federal dollars, but President Bush will certainly veto it because of ethical objections to destroying microscopic human embryos. That leaves the country...

Why we should defend stem cell research

Stem cell research is among the most exciting but also most controversial areas of science today. It was in the news again last week because of proposals by British scientists to make stem cells...

Greyhound Will Pay Millions over Verdict

A federal appeals court upheld an eight million dollar verdict against Greyhound Lines for a woman injured when another passenger cut the driver's neck and the bus crashed, just after the September eleventh terrorist...

Paralysed nurse win negligence claim

A RETIRED nurse left paralysed after an operation on her back at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital has won a legal action claiming she was a victim of medical negligence. A judge ruled that the surgeon,...

Carnival ride leads to weird consequences for young girl

RACINE - Success is measured in small pieces in the Renguette household. Carly can move her left hand now, her right hand a bit, her legs a bit, she can stand by herself with...

Official faults Bush stem cell funding limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. National Institutes of Health official said on Friday President George W. Bush's limits on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research have blocked potential medical breakthroughs. The comments...

Surgeons issue warning after WA spinal injury increase

Surgeons at Royal Perth Hospital are urging people to be careful during their summer holidays, after treating an alarming number of spinal injury patients. Trauma surgeon Dr Sudhakar Rao says five patients were admitted with...

Synapse expands business in Oberlin

Biomedical firm lands $4M in extra funding OBERLIN — Synapse Biomedical, developer of an implantable device that allows paralyzed individuals to breathe on their own, has obtained an additional $4 million from investors to...

Stem cells nurture damaged spine: study

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...