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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Cyberkinetics asks to sell device to heal spinal injury

FOXBORO, Mass. – Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN) today announced it has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to market its implantable Andara OFS nerve-growth stimulation system, under a...

Centocor Successor’s Goal: Stem-Cell Treatments

PHILADELPHIA _ Not in her wildest dreams did Anne Faulkner Schoemaker imagine she would one day run the small Malvern, Pa., company on the frontier of stem-cell science that was the vision of her...

Stem cell agency awards millions

20 state universities, labs – including UC Irvine – share nearly $45 million. BURLINGAME -- California's stem cell agency on Friday doled out nearly $45 million in research grants to about 20 state universities and...

McKenzie man heads to China for stem cell treatment

McKENZIE - It may be a long shot, but Craig and Sheila Willis believe it's worth taking for the chance that he might one day walk again. An all-terrain vehicle accident last June injured Craig...

‘I think Allison will walk again’

Dr. John Kessler was working in his office when he received word his daughter, Allison, had been seriously hurt in a skiing accident. Kessler is a neurologist. And after talking to Allison's doctor on the...

Skiing for all

WILLISTON -- It has been about a year since a spinal cord injury resulting from a snowboarding accident left Eric Rose in a wheelchair. His spine might have been damaged, but his determination is...

Paralyzed men can be fathers

CHICAGO -- In the weeks following the car accident that left him paralyzed below the waist, Geoff Luther was haunted by worries that he’d lost the chance to be a father. Then 27, he hadn’t...

Freak accident changes life

Breathing becomes a challenge for avid amateur athlete who fractured his neck Victor Van den Boomen used to swim, bike and run hundreds of miles every week, training for the Ironman and other triathlon competitions...

‘Smart Bladder’ Technology Could Help Paralyzed

FRIDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Duke University researchers say they've moved a step closer in their efforts to develop a "smart bladder pacemaker" that could restore bladder control in people with spinal cord...

‘Smart’ prosthetics: restoring independence to people with disabilities

People with paralysis can stand and move without a wheelchair. They can operate computers to read email and play video games. Brown University neuroscientist John Donoghue said these recent achievements are previews of a...