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Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

NeuroMetrix of Waltham ponies up $350K for Cyberkinetics IP

Published: January 29, 2009

Medical device company NeuroMetrix Inc. has paid $350,000 to buy intellectual property and technology from Foxborough- based neurostimulation device maker Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. used to treat spinal-cord and peripheral nerve injuries.

American attitudes to stem-cell therapies are changing fast

Published: January 29, 2009

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FOR the past eight years, America’s government has declined to fund new research into one of the world’s most promising medical technologies: the use of human embryonic stem cells to repair or replace damaged tissue in the diseased and injured. Embryonic stem cells are special for two reasons, one scientific and one ethical. The scientific reason is that they are able to turn into any of the body’s myriad cell types, which is why they might be used in this way.

A homecoming to remember

Published: January 29, 2009 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

img022It was a homecoming to remember as Central welcomed back J. Johnson and honored him as the school’s basketball king on Friday night.

It was Johnson’s second appearance of the week at a Central ballgame after his Jan. 19 release from Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He had been there since suffering a serious spinal cord injury in a Dec. 27 car wreck.

The Central senior said it’s great to be back in Sequoyah County and he enjoyed watching the Tigers play.

How retired Formula 1 hero David Coulthard now devotes his spare time to charity

Published: January 29, 2009

SCOTS Formula 1 hero David Coulthard is used to life in the fast lane. And three months after retiring from racing, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The 37-year-old became a dad in November, and is fitting in spending time with nine-week-old son Dayton and fiancee Karen Minier with business interests around the world, as well as preparing to become a TV pundit for the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage.

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