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Monthly Archives: April 2007

High 5 Goes to Couple Who Help Quadriplegics

(KSL News) It takes a lot of strength and determination to make it through a serious physical injury. A Salt Lake City man and his wife have dedicated their lives to helping quadriplegics. Tim and Karen...

Girl paralyzed allowed legal recourse

MANKATO— The family of a Madison Lake girl who was paralyzed after back surgery can seek punitive damages from the former Mankato neurosurgeon they are suing. Scott and Lisa Hammett, on behalf of their...

Will to walk gets Bellevue man back on his feet

On March 7, 2001, Bruce Hanson, all 6 feet and 5 inches of him, found himself lying on his back in the snow at Alpental. It was a clear and brilliant afternoon, and Hanson was...

Gene plays key role in embryonic, adult stem cells

One gene directs both embryonic and adult stem cells to perform the self-renewal function that is crucial in their potential broad use in medical treatments, researchers said on Thursday. While the biology of these types...

New hope for spinal cord injury sufferers

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most significant forms of neurotrauma with major economic and social impact. Every year, nearly 12,000 individuals in the United States and Canada, mostly young adults, sustain a...

Quadriplegic graduate student, avid sports fan dies at age 27

Michael Brent, a UK graduate student, avid sports fan and former athlete who developed Quadriplegia after a car accident in high school, died at 6 a.m. yesterday from stomach ulcer complications. He was 27. Originally...

Drug Shows Promise in Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

(HealthDay News) -- A drug called Cethrin shows promise in treating people with spinal cord injury (SCI), according to a study by American and Canadian researchers. Cethrin inhibits Rho, a signaling master switch that, when...

Speaker asks students to stay safe before prom

ThinkFirst program targets brain and spinal cord injuries in teens, young adults In one split second eight years ago Chad Thomas' life changed forever. Driving home at night after work, he fell asleep at the...

Treatment Holds Promise for Thousands of Patients Impacted by Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most significant forms of neurotrauma with major economic and social impact. Every year, nearly 12,000 individuals in the United States and Canada, mostly young...

Los Angeles Man Working To Beat Comeback Odds After Spinal Cord Injury Leads To...

According to the diagnostic scans, Leon Smith would never be able to reach out with his arms, grasp with his hands or take another step. But the X-rays and MRIs were completed last August after...