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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Botox Injections Bring Relief to Victims of Stroke, Spine, Brain Injury

Best known for its use by individuals, celebrities and models to stave off “Father Time” and eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, the Botox injection is gaining increasing attention for its use in the treatment...

Paraplegic turns trailblazer

It's 4.5 hard miles down the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden, not far above the floor of the Grand Canyon, and 4.5 even tougher miles back up to the top. The trail is so...

Warnings about stem cell therapy tourism

MARK COLVIN: Australian scientists are worried about what they describe as a growing industry of stem cell tourism. More and more people suffering spinal cord injuries, paralysis, cancer and other conditions are travelling to India...

Races help local spinal cord research

More than 200 people heard about work with adult stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease and innovative Physical Therapy to restore function and feeling to paralyzed limbs at a kickoff dinner and fundraiser on...

Water slide enthusiasts be warned

A head-first trip down a water slide might sound exciting but it can cause serious spinal cord injuries, Turkish researchers warn. In a report in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Doga Gurkanlar, of Baskent...

Stem cell research expands as more applications are tested

It's been almost 20 years since Dr. Sam Weiss, professor and researcher at the University of Calgary, made the stunning confirmation of the existence of stem cells tucked between the jelly-like bumps of adult...

Wrist research might one day help the paralyzed

NEW YORK Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury. Remarkably, the...

Mind power moves paralysed limbs

Scientists have shown it is possible to harness brain signals and redirect them to make paralysed limbs move. The technology bypasses injuries that stop nerve signals travelling from the brain to the muscles, offering hope...

Brain Training for Spinal Cord Injury

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle report success in their first attempts to harness the brain to treat paralysis in people with spinal cord injuries. Their technique isn't ready for patients yet, but...

Paralysis Therapy

NEW YORK (CBS) - It was four years ago this week that Christopher Reeve passed away after a long and valiant battle with his spinal cord injury. During that time he recovered a...