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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mass. life science firms get $3.4m in state loans

Seven early-stage life sciences companies, working in areas ranging from cancer drugs to treatments for spinal cord injuries to tests for genetic disorders, were awarded a total of $3.4 million in loans yesterday under...

It seems tragic, but he says it’s a challenge

Stillman Valley senior Barry Glaudel tosses a football with his father almost every day. It’s not for practice. It’s for healing. And it’s not on a field or in the backyard. It’s at the Van Matre...

May is spinal cord injury, physical disabilities awareness month

REGINA -- With May 2009 proclaimed as spinal cord injury and physical disabilities awareness month in the province, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) wants to spotlight everything its members can do. "It's the abilities of...

Veterans offer their thanks

The message on the marquee at the entrance to the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital goes to the heart of the sacrifice made by the men and women receiving treatment at the facility. It reads:...

Train police to recognize spinal cord injury – inquest

Police should receive specialized training to recognize when someone has suffered a potential spinal cord injury, a judge has recommended. The recommendation by provincial court Judge Ted Lismer was one of 10 included in...

New Research to Help Dogs With Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge have started a clinical trial of a new treatment for dogs with severe spinal cord injuries. In 2005 Nick Jeffery and Nicolas...

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: True grit

Suffering a broken neck and severe spinal cord injury, David Sparby is determined to regain the use of his legs David Sparby has been a quadriplegic since Jan. 21, 2006, the day an 800-pound square...

Bay Area firms lead the way in stem cell research

Batches of human embryonic stem cells that hold the promise of treating spinal-cord injuries are being grown inside a Peninsula laboratory — ready, and now federally approved, for injection into paralyzed patients. In the worldwide...

Brain, spinal cord injury patients in Alberta test devices to restore movement

People with brain or spinal cord injuries in Alberta are testing new technologies designed to improve their lives by restoring movement. Scientists, biomedical engineers, physicians and nurses from Edmonton and Calgary who are working to...

South Florida Quadriplegic Touts New Paralysis Study

A new study released Tuesday shows roughly one in 50 Americans has some degree of paralysis, which is five times more people than doctors thought are living with a spinal-cord injury, nearly 1.3 million. It's...