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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Hans Keirstead to brief Congress on stem cell research

UCI scientist is behind the field’s first human clinical trial Irvine, Calif., UC Irvine’s Hans Keirstead – the neurobiologist behind what will be the world’s first human embryonic stem cell clinical trial – will brief...

Meeting with Congress

UCI scientist will visit Capitol Hill to share plans he has with other researchers regarding stem-cell treatments. A leading neuroscientist and co-director of UCI’s stem cell research center will meet with members of Congress today...

The Whole World Is Watching

Hope—and anxiety—run high as the first clinical trial of embryonic-stem-cell therapy begins this summer. Six weeks before the hoopla over President Barack Obama's executive order lifting restrictions on embryonic-stem-cell research, Hans Keirstead, a scientist at...

Therapeutic Hypothermia Is Promising Strategy To Minimize Tissue Damage

Recognition of the benefits of cooling strategies to protect the brain and spinal cord after traumatic injury has led to a wealth of cutting edge research, prime examples of which are featured in a...

Pinay scientist raises hope for the disabled

Yadong Wang, assistant professor at the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering of Georgia Tech and Emory University, and graduate student Christiane Gumera have developed a potentially promising strategy for encouraging the regeneration of damaged...

Adventure Therapy

A LIFELONG STRUGGLE: People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are at higher risk for obesity than those who haven't. Because they're often confined to a wheelchair, the paralyzed have a hard time exercising...

Robot helps spinal cord patients remember how to walk

AT CARDINAL HILL, ROBOT AIDS THERAPY Scott Crawford wants to walk again. In September, a pile of wooden pallets fell on Crawford. The accident left him unable to move his legs because of a spinal...

Local woman credits foreign stem cell surgery for recovery

TEMPERANCE, MI -- Cortney Hoffman is on the road to recovery. Nearly seven years ago the then 16-year-old rolled from Temperance her car, crushing her spine and becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down....

Understanding disabilities brings Travis Roy to Reading middle schools

On Wednesday, March 18, the Understanding Disabilities program will present Travis Roy as a speaker for the Coolidge and Parker Middle Schools. Roy is the Boston University hockey player who, 11 seconds into his...

Bone marrow stem cell injections may help cure spinal cord injury

Washington: Injecting a patient's own bone marrow-derived stem cells into the spinal column using multiple routes can be an effective treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI), say researchers. Scientists from DaVinci Biosciences, Costa Mesa, California,...