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Daily Archives: August 27, 2009

Spinal injury drug developed cysts in animals

Published: August 27, 2009

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Geron Corp said animals injected with its experimental cell therapy for subacute spinal cord injury developed microscopic cysts in the injury site, but its shares rose as the company reported none of the animals developed teratomas, a kind of tumor.

Shares of the stem cell research company rose 5 percent to $7.28 in early morning trade.

Bridging Barriers Quality of Life Grant Opens Doors

Published: August 27, 2009

qol_bridgingbarriers_200x200I smile every day here when I learn about how Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants tangibly change lives. A picture tells a thousand words, and we were so pleased that a recent $6,963 Quality of Life grant to the Sterling-Rock Family YMCA in Sterling, IL enabled the facility to install 3 low-energy automatic door openers. “These doors provide access to those with disabilities to provide life-changing health experiences,” wrote Michael Mohr in a letter of support for the project. Michael is a wheelchair user pictured here with 2-year old Emma Allison, who also helped make the project happen, and Executive Director Doug Vandersee, who is holding the actual Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant check.