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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Transplanted fat cells restore function after spinal cord injury

Fat cells treat spinal cord injury Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2008) – A study published in the current issue of CELL TRANSPLANTATION (Vol.17, No. 8) suggests that mature adipocytes - fat cells - could become...

Centre for Spinal Cord Injuries

The Association for Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries (ARSCI) recently announced the forthcoming launch of Sri Lanka’s first ever Rehabilitation Centre for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) situated adjoining the Ragama Teaching Hospital. The ‘ARSCI...

InVivo nears human trials of spine-injury treatment

Spinal cord injury treatment maker InVivo Therapeutics Corp. has successfully wrapped up preliminary primate studies and is now looking to secure funds to go prime time. During the summer, InVivo completed a primate and rodent...

A wheel hands-on experience

IT’S been two minutes and I’ve already got a nasty sweat up. The carpet looked easy enough, but even my slight frame caused the wheelchair to dig in as if it was on soft sand,...

Collaboration Between Burnham And HeadNorth

HeadNorth Foundation has pledged $975,000 to Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) to support cutting-edge stem cell research. The funding, part of HeadNorth's Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Project, will support efforts by Dr. Evan...

Crackdown urged on ‘rogue’ stem cell clinics

Treatment benefits exaggerated, risks underestimated, researchers warn Stem cell clinics promising costly cures for everything from Parkinson's disease to spinal cord injury grossly exaggerate the cells' benefits and gravely underestimate the potential risks, warn researchers. The...

Beyond disabilities

Interacting with people who use mobility aids Probably the most recognisable form of Disability is physical. Yes, it is absolutely true! People using crutches, a wheelchair or some other mobility assistive equipment are almost always...