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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Stem Cells For Spinal Cord Injuries

Doctor Experimenting WIth Stem Cells To Help Those Who Are Paralyzed Nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal cord injury. Every year 12,000 people are told they'll never walk again after...

Paralyzed man ‘an inspiration’

LINCOLN -- Larry Schroetlin rarely came across problems he couldn't solve. He was an auto mechanic and loved to fix things. Townspeople depended on him and he always delivered, every time, even if it meant...

Researcher says cure for paralysis is within reach

Nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal cord injury. Every year, 12,000 people are told they'll never walk again after an accident. But what if one injection of stem cells could...

Ameristar donates $236,000 to veterans center

Veterans from Illinois, Missouri and seven other states will benefit from a $236,000 donation given to the Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Center by the Ameristar Casino. The donation is the largest received by the...

Paralympics raised the bar

The Winter Olympics were a huge success, bringing Canadians together as never before, shining a new light on our province, and proving that yes, we can do it. There is a good chance, however, that...

Stem cells: An exciting future for medicine

Ben Sykes, executive director of the UK National Stem Cell Network gives an overview of where stem cell research is heading Few readers of this article will not have read a news story or...

Hansen announces $200-million global initiative for spinal-cord research

VANCOUVER — Rick Hansen is a man on the move again. On Sunday, the 25th anniversary of the start of his Man in Motion World Tour, Hansen launched another global adventure in his quest to...

Cleveland Clinic receives $1 million grant for spinal cord research

The Cleveland Clinic has received a $1 million federal grant to research treatments for spinal cord injuries. The National Institutes of Health grant will help lead investigator Yu-Shang Lee develop surgical treatments that might allow...
Anthony Bartl a quadriplegic talks to students from a number of local schools about his injury at Mt Morton Lodge in Belgrave Heights.

Accident victim talks to teenagers in Belgrave

A SPLIT-second decision changed Anthony Bartl’s life forever. In a hurry to get to his friend’s house after school, the then six-year-old didn’t check before stepping out to cross the road. He was hit by a...

Jean’s Journey: Accident can’t stop trooper

On her first vacation in 10 years, a severely injured Pennsylvania State Police trooper found herself being detained in Mexico by authorities investigating a fatal crash. For 13 hours, Jean Altomari lay strapped to a...