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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Odds high, funds sparse for stem cell researchers

Patrick's $1b offer a temporary boost For all the hype and hope surrounding stem cell research, most of the companies trying to develop treatments from these powerful cells live in a place Governor Deval Patrick...

New weapon in battle on bed sores

Paralysed from a spinal cord injury, Peter Jones tried to cope with excruciating pressure sores by treating himself with vitamins. What he and his wife, Crystal, didn't know until he joined a London research project...

Embryonic stem cells trial on track to start

The first clinical trial of embryonic stem cells is on track to start early next year on patients with spinal cord injury. Geron (NASDAQ:GERN - news), the California-based Biotechnology company, will carry out the...

Analysis: Stem cells closer to trials

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Despite the limitations on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, two companies recently said they are close to entering clinical trials with the versatile cells. Geron plans to file...

Marsupial Genome Sequence to Advance Human Health Studies

Newswise — Being announced this week in the journal Nature is the sequencing of the genome of the gray, short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, an animal originally developed as a model for scientific studies at...

United Spinal Association Test Rides Standard Taxi

Terence J. Moakley, director of the United Spinal Association's Taxis For All- North America project, reversed his wheelchair into the Standard Taxi prototype, the first factory-built sedan taxi that also incorporates wheelchair access features...

Acts of kindness

After dating for more than three years, DeShawn Seals and Chantilla Moore planned on tying the knot on Valentine's Day. Three days before the couple were about to start their new life, Seals nearly lost...

‘I feel stronger and stronger every day’

Wheelchair-bound Andrew Merryweather reckons that by Christmas, he will be walking again - at least with crutches. Merryweather was attacked at a Newlands petrol station in 2006, which left him partially paralysed and confined to...

Former clinic surgeon sues ex-employer

MADISON - Was a former Marshfield Clinic neurosurgeon an overly aggressive practitioner whose zeal to heal resulted in unnecessary and risky surgeries, or did his colleagues' professional jealousy force him out of a lucrative...

Q Therapeutics Announces New Stem Cell Patent

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Q Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it was awarded Patent Number 7,214,372, titled "Methods Using Lineage Restricted Glial Precursors from the Central Nervous System," by the United States Patent and Trademark...