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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Fast and slow – How the spinal cord controls the speed of movement

Cornell research may have implications for treating human ITHACA, N.Y. -- Using a state-of-the-art technique to map neurons in the spinal cord of a larval zebrafish, Cornell University scientists have found a surprising pattern of...

New sports program to benefit disabled soldiers

The Department of National Defence is working with the Canadian Paralympic Committee on a program called "Soldier On" to help members of the military who have been permanently injured in action or on the...

Firefighter is an inspiration

Milpitas Firefighter Sean Simonson didn't face flames or rescues in 2006, but as he fought a spinal cord injury that left him immobile after a bicycle accident, he inspired many of Milpitas' first responders. For...

Quadriplegic Looks for Improvement After Stem Cell Treatments

LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- Some miracles take a lot of work -- and even more time. After a five-week stay in a hospital in China to receive a series of five stem cell transplant injections,...

Why is my spinal cord important?

Your Spinal Cord is important because without a spinal cord your brain and your body couldn't communicate with each other. The spinal cord is the pathway for impulses from the body to the brain, and...

High-tech bike helps spinal-cord injury victims work up sweat

David Albright will not miss the Chicken McNuggets. Or the 400-mile round trip. He will not miss the motel bills or memorizing the graffiti on overpasses along the way. Now that a special bike for...

Fundraising for charity at the Ironman

A small group of dedicated competitors are aiming to achieve more than just completing this weekend's Ironman at Taupo. They will be completing a fundraising mission that has seem them raise over $26,000 to purchase...

The Other Side Of Broken

Site by John E. Smith, the father of aquadriplegic. Includes excerpts frominterviews with young men and womenwith SCIs, commentary written by thesite's creator, links, and photographs. John is also an advocate for the spinal cord...

Cord blood promises life

A state Senate bill calls for a program to educate expecting parents on the benefits of donating umbilical cord blood to stem cell research. MORE PARENTS might decide to donate the stem cells from their...

Making Health Care Universally Available

New England States Struggle To Find The Right Formula Juan Martinez had not seen a doctor in the five years since he left Peru when he arrived one recent winter afternoon at the converted camper-turned-clinic...