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Committee passes dueling bills on stem cell research

Published: March 27, 2007

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers tackled the issue of stem-cell research Tuesday facing the same question that dominates a national debate: Should taxpayers fund research that involves destroying human embryos?

That question played the key role as senators considered dueling bills that each call for spending $20 million a year on stem-cell research — but differ about whether money should go to embryonic research.

Paralyzed teen forced to reset goals

Published: March 27, 2007

image_5243159PORT ST. LUCIE — Seventeen-year-old Tiffany Przenkop saw her friend screaming from under the dashboard and flames shooting from under the hood when she realized she couldn’t move.

She saw a passing trucker put out the fire, peering in at her in the back seat every few moments to ask whether she was still alive.

And she saw paramedics surrounding her inside a hospital-bound helicopter.

Wheels in Motion ready to roll

Published: March 27, 2007

Rick Hansen event raises funds for spinal cord injuries and research

Powell River’s third annual Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion takes place from 10 am to 1 pm, on Sunday, June 10 at the Powell River Recreation Complex.

Community members, businesses and families can collect pledges and walk, bike, run, rollerblade, skateboard, or wheelchair along designated routes around Powell River. Route lengths vary from three to 10 kilometres.

Spinal injury patient shows improvement

Published: March 27, 2007

Chandigarh, March 28: A spinal cord injury victim who was a subject of stem cell experimentation at PGI has shown tremendous progress, doctors said today. Uggar Sain had undergone surgery and after adequate decompression and stabilisation, stem cells had been placed in the vicinity of the injured spinal cord, with the hope that there may be Regeneration of the injured neuro tissue.

“This was done on December 20, 2006, and in three months time the patient has been able to walk,” said Professor of Department of Orthopaedics at PGI Dr Raj Bahadur. “Sain was a Paraplegic.

Increase in spinal cord injury noted

Published: March 27, 2007

The number of spinal cord injuries among the older population has increased dramatically over the last three decades.

Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injury and this is becoming particularly true for the aging population. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University now reveals that spinal cord injury is becoming a bigger problem among the over-70s.