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Yearly Archives: 2009

Faith stronger than spinal-cord injury

Michael Monaco would like to move his arms. In his dreams, he would like to walk his dogs, drive a car, greet a visitor to his Lincoln Park home at the front door, standing. In...

Fighting to walk again

Local clinic helping woman get stem cell treatment in Russia Brittney Ham has a supportive family, determination and hope, a combination that keeps the thought of walking again active in her mind. But money stands in...

Study could boost spinal treatments

Research to begin sooner, track patients for two years. Like looking at an iceberg, Brandon Sulser's immobility is only the tip of his challenges from quadriplegia. "Being in the wheelchair, that's the easiest part," he...

Quadraplegic sailor in record bid

A BRITISH quadriplegic yachtsman left Spain's Canary Islands in a specially designed boat last night in a bid to become the first disabled person to sail across the Atlantic. Geoff Holt, 42, set off from...

Scots scientists discover spinal injury ‘volume dial’

University of St Andrews researchers find neurone in the spine that controls the strength of signals sent to muscles. Scottish researchers have discovered a "volume dial" neuron that may lead to new therapies for spinal...

Transplantation Technique Feasible for Spinal Cord Injury

(HealthDay News) -- In the treatment of spinal cord injury, transplantation of readily available mono-nuclear bone marrow cells may be an alternative to the use of bone marrow stromal cells, according to an animal...

Coaxing injured nerve fibers to regenerate by disabling ‘brakes’ in the system

Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived Boston, Mass. -- Brain and spinal-cord injuries typically leave people with permanent impairment because the injured nerve fibers (axons) cannot regrow. A study...

Pursuing A Spinal Injury Claim

The emotional and psychological effects of a spinal injury can be devastating. Not only can it affect the loved ones around you, but it can also have far reaching consequences on other major areas...

Paralysed teenager has ‘very good chance of recovery’

Aspiring model Vladislava Kravchenko has a very good chance of recovery form her paralysis, according to doctors in Moscow, where she has now begun stem cell treatment. "It's great, I'm really happy. They're helping a...

Stem cell compromise better than nothing

Like everyone else in science, I have deep respect for the Nobel Prize. Yet I most often refer to this summit of recognition for scientific achievement to humble rather than praise it, in the...