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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Freshman takes spinal cord injury in stride

Brooke Rallis came to the University of New Hampshire in high hopes of being considered an equal among the thousands of freshmen. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches with her crutches, Rallis underestimated the tribulations...

Cheerios salutes wheelchair athlete

As head of the University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratory, Rory Cooper is helping to guide emerging technologies and treatments to improve mobility for people with physical disabilities. But for Cooper, who suffered a...

Wheels for Toddlers

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) — There are more than 5 million kids living with disabilities in the United States. Many times, their unique physical challenges keep them from competing with their peers in the classroom,...

Hope, Science and Tomorrow: Stem Cell Research in 2009

In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the world's first human trials of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells. The treatment, intended to repair spinal-cord injury, should be celebrated for...

Stem Cell Breakthrough By Mount Sinai Hospital Researcher

In a study to be released on March 1, 2009, Mount Sinai Hospital's Dr. Andras Nagy discovered a new method of creating stem cells that could lead to possible cures for devastating diseases including...

Canadians make stem cell breakthrough

Canadian researchers have found what could be a new way to make embryonic-like stem cells, a discovery that could lead to cures for devastating conditions such as spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease. Previous methods...

POWER celebrates ten years of helping others

For some people a disability can be devastating and for others it becomes a challenge, but with the help of People on Wheels Encouraging Responsibility (POWER), changes can be made. Judie Moffet, executive director and...