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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Judge says handicapped Manville man can get gun permit

There is “no reason” James Cap, a quadriplegic who is physically unable to hold a gun or pull a trigger, should be denied a firearms ID card — a requirement for the purchase of...

2009 Holiday Gift Guide for People in Wheelchairs

Don't be intimidated when shopping for a gift for someone in a wheelchair this holiday season. We gathered some top-notch ideas from wheelchair users and scoured all types of manufactures for their best bets. We...

Tackling Paraplegia

Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now.

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Restores Walking Ability In Rats With Neck Injuries

The first human embryonic stem cell treatment approved by the FDA for human testing has been shown to restore limb function in rats with neck spinal cord injuries -- a finding that could expand...

Hans Keirstead: Stem Cells Restore Mobility in Neck-Injured Rats (UC Irvine)

http://youtu.be/0g908rplos8 UCI's Hans Keirstead discusses how embryonic stem cell therapy restores walking ability in rats with neck injuries. Video by Kerrin Piche Serna, University Communications. More: http://today.uci.edu/news/nr_cervicalstemcells_091109.php

New approach to prevent spinal cord damage

Washington, Nov 8(ANI): Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have suggested a new approach to prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury. They believe that permanent nerve damage may be avoided by raising levels of...

Son’s diving accident leads to family business

Kinnelon couple founds clinic to help spinal-cord injury victims When Darren Templeton walks again, his family is going to be right behind him. His parents, Cynthia and John Templeton of Kinnelon, founded Push to Walk, a...

Spinal injury patients get aggressive therapy

Center in Southfield is building a niche With clients coming from as far away as Switzerland, and others traveling two to four hours for workouts, Erica Nader's Southfield rehabilitation company is building a niche as...

Undauntable spirit

Despite a spinal cord injury that rendered her a quadriplegic, Melissa Nunn's determination and optimism are an inspiration to everyone around her. Melissa Nunn was a redheaded firecracker of a softball player who attacked the...

Scientists devise early treatment for spine injury

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Injecting tiny polymer spheres into rats right after a spinal cord injury helped the animals recover movement and prevented secondary nerve damage that often follows such injuries, U.S. researchers said on...