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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research grabs $500,000 grant for ThermoGenesis

The National Institute of Health (NIH) granted $500,000 to ThermoGenesis Corp. for stem cell research. The company will study for two years and build biomaterials that will deliver stem cells for use in regenerative...

Evaluating regional blood spinal cord barrier dysfunction following spinal cord injury using longitudinal dynamic...

In vivo preclinical imaging of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rodent models provides clinically relevant information in translational research. This paper uses multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate neurovascular pathology and changes in...

Brain-computer interface begins new clinical trial for paralysis

BOSTON Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have initiated the BrainGate2 pilot clinical trial to expand restorative neurotechnology research for some patients with paralysis. This trial expands on previous research that explores methods...

Your Mother Always Said You’d Break Your Neck If You Did This

According to a recent study commissioned by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are over 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries caused by sporting and recreational accidents in the United States. This...

Experimental Surgery For Paralyzed Kids

BACKGROUND: A new surgery is helping patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury or were born with spina bifida regain control of their bladder and bowel function. Spina bifida is a serious birth defect...

The smile his parents could not live without

The heart-breaking story behind the Beachy Head tragedy With his sunny nature and joyful little face Sam Puttick would have made a heartbreaking poster boy, smiling happily into the camera in spite of his devastating...

New imaging technique: toward spinal cord regeneration?

The regeneration capacity of axons within the central nervous system, of which the spinal cord is part, has until now been much debated. Axons can regenerate toward the muscles, whereas in the opposite direction...

Chicago Based Reproductive Genetics Institute maintain world’s leading supply of Stem Cell Lines

(Chicago, IL) In an unimposing brick building located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, lives a repository of information that could lead to the cures for Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, spinal cord...

Are disabled teachers getting a raw deal?

Riccardo Paffetti was left paralysed after a sledging accident but six months later he is teaching again. Other disabled teachers aren't so fortunate. It is the weekly PE lesson for years three and four at...

Suddenly disabled, D’Andrea invests his money in hope and ‘trust’

Stem cells, disabled access are paralyzed man’s focus Dan D’Andrea is young enough and hopeful enough to believe that, yes, he might someday walk again. And he’s betting a million dollars on his chances. “I want...