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Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Stem cell therapies: Dangers and opportunities

Published: May 10, 2010

VANCOUVER, May 10 /CNW/ – Respected researchers from around the world agree that stem cells therapies hold a great deal of promise for people with spinal cord injuries and related neurological disorders. But how can stem cell therapies be moved forward in an ethical, safe way? Meanwhile, how can desperate patients be discouraged from travelling the world to pursue highly unethical, hugely expensive, and even dangerous treatments, and encouraged to wait for validated and safe therapies?

Rick Hansen and Dr. Charles Tator discuss spinal cord injury in Canada

Published: May 10, 2010

TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ – On May 11th celebrated athlete and Order of Canada recipient, Rick Hansen, will deliver the inaugural ThinkFirst Canada lectureship alongside fellow Order of Canada recipient, neurosurgeon and founder of ThinkFirst Canada, Dr. Charles Tator. Rick Hansen will be addressing the significance of spinal cord injury in Canada.

Heroic Skydiving Instructor Saves Life

Published: May 10, 2010

Skydiving instructor Dave Hartsock was paralyzed when he took saved his student, and took the brunt of the impact when his parachutes tangled. (CBS)

Local ‘celebrities’ to learn trials of spinal cord injuries

Published: May 10, 2010

Winnipeg’s police chief is one of five notable Winnipeggers participating in an event to give them an idea of what it’s like to live with a spinal cord injury.

The Canadian Paraplegic Association’s second annual Chair-leader program, which is being held this week, matches a local “celebrity” with a person who suffered a spinal cord injury.

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