Daily Archives: February 1, 2007
Relaunched Web site for Determined2heal offers a wealth of advice to those with spinal injuries, and the Potomac man behind it is thinking big.
Two days before the expected launch of his nonprofit’s revamped Web site Josh Basile was in his wheelchair in front of his computer, trying to pull it all together.
Like any self-taught Web designer, Basile hit a couple of snags coming down the homestretch. Basile needed to find a different way to store some of the pictures so they consumed less memory. Not all of the links that the site would provide were active yet.
“It’s like painting a picture,” Basile said. “Using the software is about building layers and speaking its language.”
Sydney, Australia (AHN) – The creator of the bionic ear is working on an idea involving a spinal cord implant that would be a lifesavior for paraplegics by helping them walk again. The implant is based on a similar principle that allowed the bionic ear to help thousands of people to hear again.
A team of scienetists at the Australian Research Council’s Center are using “smart plastics” in creating an implant that can be surgically inserted into the damaged area of a patient’s spinal cord.
New international guidelines on human embryonic stem cell research called for close scrutiny of scientists and clear consent from people donating cells, but did not settle the issue of paying women who donate eggs.
The International Society for Stem Cell Research, the principal scientific group for stem cell scientists, said its 15 pages of rules released on Thursday were meant to establish ground rules for a field stung by a fraud scandal and opposition by some people on moral grounds.