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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Man receives therapy in China

HOYLETON — As a speech therapist who works in the King City and surrounding area, Kelly Melton knows how difficult it is to overcome a disability. Now Melton is hoping her husband’s trip to...

Tackling spinal cord injuries

Dr. Ragnarsson is a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and professor and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai. Since 1971, he has been treating patients with physical disability....

Molecules Self-assemble To Provide New Therapeutic Treatments

ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2009) — Researchers in the laboratory of Samuel I. Stupp at Northwestern University have an interesting approach for tackling some major health problems: gather raw materials and then let them self-assemble...

Degree of difficulty

Three years ago, when the family appeared publicly for the first time since Tyson Gentry’s spinal cord injury, Bob Gentry said something that has resonated with me ever since. Someone asked Bob, a father of...

Stem cell ‘cure’ boy gets tumour

A boy treated with foetal stem cells for a rare genetic disease has developed benign tumours, raising questions about the therapy's safety. The boy, now 17, received the stem cells in 2001 at a Moscow...

Life as a disabled dad: leg-lifting

Ah, my legs. Since my spinal cord injury they are like jellies wrapped around a pair of golf clubs. They feel nothing and do nothing but act as counterweights as I throw myself in...

Cash boost coming for stagnant U.S. medical research

After years of stagnant funding, medical research in the United States is set for a big cash infusion that experts expect will boost work on a range of ailments as well studies involving human...

Microscopic fibers string spinal cord back together

With plans just approved for the first trial to treat spinal cord injuries in humans with embryonic stem cells, a team of Northwestern scientists is tackling the problem from a different angle: through microscopic...

Worcester Warriors’ Latham tells of horror spinal injury

WORCESTER’S Wizard of Oz Chris Latham has spoken for the first time about the spinal injury that caused him to lose feeling in his arms and legs. The former Australia international revealed how fear gripped...

FDA Clears Way For Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy

New York, NY (NBC) -- The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for the first-ever human trial of a medical treatment, derived from embryonic stem cells. The company plans to start testing this...