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Disgraced scientist back in lab

Published: June 20, 2007

From the crack of dawn until late at night, stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk is at work in the lab, hoping to restore his credibility after a scandal that shocked the world.

Hwang gained worldwide fame in 2005 for his claimed breakthroughs in cloning human embryos and extracting stem cells from them. In fact, he had done no such thing. It was, according to prosecutors, a “fraud unheard of in history.”

An embarrassed South Korean government charged him as a criminal and stripped him of generous research funds and lavish perks, including personal bodyguards.

New Device Helps People Walk Again

Published: June 20, 2007

20070621Cutting-edge technology at a Rehabilitation center in Boston is helping some patients learn to walk again. The device is called a Lokomat, and it helps patients learn the most efficient way for their bodies.

“As [they] begin to feel what it feels like, the Lokomat gives them more control and more weight bearing through their feet so they can do more of the actions by themselves,” said Dr. Donna Nimec at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Computer programs specific to patients’ needs are also used.

Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion Announces Preliminary Nationwide Results

Published: June 20, 2007

Thank you, Canada!

VANCOUVER, June 21 /CNW/ – Preliminary results indicate that the 5th annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion, presented by Scotiabank, has raised over $2 million to help improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. Since the inception of Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion in 2003, Canadians have contributed $7.6 million to this annual fundraising event.

“Thank you to everyone who wheeled, walked and fundraised in support of Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion events held across Canada on Sunday, June 10,” said Bill Crook, Executive Director of Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion. “This event has grown steadily over the past five years and this year’s success is evidence that thousands of Canadians have embraced Rick Hansen and the spirit of the 20th anniversary of his legendary Man In Motion World Tour.”

New research fee upsets Indiana motorcyclists

Published: June 20, 2007

20070621bSome motorcycle owners are upset that they have been singled out to pay an extra $10 registration fee to fund new efforts to track and research spinal cord and brain injuries — and Gov. Mitch Daniels says their anger is justified.

The General Assembly tucked the base fee increase — from $17 to $27 — into the 253-page budget bill and created a board to oversee the proceeds. The Legislative Services Agency estimates it will generate about $1.6 million annually.

“Indiana will be moving to the forefront in the effort to improve the lives of those who have suffered from spinal cord and head injuries,” Rep. Carolene Mays, D-Indianapolis, who pushed the proposal, said in a statement.

To empower, to overcome

Published: June 20, 2007

673Back to Back foundation to hold fundraiser at Jesse’s Restaurant on Friday

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS – The Back to Back Foundation, a budding non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, will hold its first fundraiser at Jesse’s Restaurant, Magnolia Springs, on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS – The Back to Back Foundation, a budding non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, will hold its first fundraiser at Jesse’s Restaurant, Magnolia Springs, on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

Tetraplegic Living – Life Doesnt End in a Wheelchair

Published: June 20, 2007
Tetraplegic Living
Tetraplegic Living

Wooding’s website is run and owned by Penn Wooding a C5/6 tetraplegic. Penn would like to give you an insight into what it is like living life in a wheelchair, Wooding’s Website is run and owned by Penn, a C5/6 tetraplegic. Come in and see how Penn copes with the living with a spinal cord injury.

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