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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury

A cure for spinal injuries that leave people paralyzed, currently incurable, is being developed by Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago. They are looking into using new nanotechnology that could enable them to completely...

Spinal education has plenty of backbone

An education program promoting spinal injury prevention was on track to reach the major milestone of 80,000 students by the end of the year. Minister for Disabilities Services, Lindy Nelson-Carr said Disability...

Neurons Derived From Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Muscle Function After Injury

Dalhousie Medical School researchers have discovered that embryonic stem cells may play a critical role in helping people with nerve damage and Motor Neuron diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), regain muscular strength. Motor...

$1 million to fund first 12 patient treatments

New Zealand to join spinal cord repair effort New Zealand has 5000 people in wheelchairs – one of the highest per capita ratios in the developed World Advances towards breakthrough treatments for spinal cord injuries has...

Budding web designer an inspiration to others

WHILE Shane Agnew has faced his fair share of hurdles since sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him a ventilated quadriplegic, his sights are firmly fixed on the future thanks to his steely...

Promising therapies for spinal cord injuries

A quarter of a million Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Although most people know this type of injury can be a devastating...

Rick Hansen helps open world class spinal cord research centre

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Man in Motion wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen saw a dream come true Tuesday with the opening of a world-class spinal cord injury research centre in Vancouver. The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at...

Specialized therapy center is at the heart of foundation’s work

The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation, formerly A Cure is Coming, is the legacy of the inspirational effort of a healing community of friends who supported Woodinville resident Michael-Ryan Pattison and his family following his paralyzing...

PREMIER OPENS WORLD-LEADING SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTRE

VANCOUVER – The world’s largest, most advanced and most comprehensive facility devoted to spinal cord injury research and patient care was opened today by Premier Gordon Campbell, Rick Hansen and members of the health...

A father’s journey

Former Forest City resident remains hopeful for son's full recovery Craig Olson saw the time that his mother had called on that fateful September night and knew something wasn't right. It wasn't. His son, Tyler, had...