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Monthly Archives: April 2008

A cyclist’s uphill battle to get his life back

The attorney lay awake in his hospital room, listening. Even now, in the cold November dawn, helicopters landed, sirens wailed and respirators hummed with purpose. Nothing ever stopped at Harborview Medical Center. And Mickey Gendler had...

Gymnasium is fit for people with disability

A COMMUNITY-based gymnasium for people with a physical Disability has started in Sutherland Shire. The Burn Rubber Burn centre is an initiative of the NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service, the RTA and the Police...

Promising new drug for spinal cord injuries

Each year in the United States, about 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury. Recent research shows what happens in the first days after an injury has a big impact on how well patients recover. And...

Nanotechnology may help spinal cord injury

EVANSTON, Ill., April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have created a nano-engineered gel that can enable severed spinal cord fibers to regenerate and grow. Spinal cord injuries often lead to permanent paralysis and...

Experimental Russian stem cell treatments for spinal injury credited for woman’s progress

When Kadi DeHaan took her first steps in December, two years after a car accident forced her into a wheelchair, she did it in typical Kadi style: low-key, nonchalant and with a confident grin. Apparently,...

Running Icy Cold Saline Shown To Prevent Paralysis Among Spinal Cord Injuries

Lowering Body's Temperature Protects Against Damage According to the Spinal Cord Injury Information Network, there are about 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. As of June 2006, there...

West Seattle native fights back from bizarre surfing injury

That’s 20-year-old Adrianna “Addie” Killam, who grew up in West Seattle — graduating from Our Lady of Guadalupe in 2002, Holy Names Academy in 2006, then heading to Arizona to go to college at...

Alberta researcher gets $50,000 grant to help paralyzed patients walk

A University of Alberta researcher who developed a device to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk was awarded a $50,000 grant on Wednesday. Dr. Dick Stein was awarded the grant, from a foundation created...

Promising new nanotechnology for spinal cord injury

CHICAGO -- A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have...

Jessica's Story

Up until two years ago, Jessica was just an active teenager in her sophomore year of High School.