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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Spinal cord patients enjoy swimming competition

Digam Limbu, 23, had sustained spinal cord injury in a road accident in Qatar on August 28 last year. The accident changed Limbu´s life, who then worked in Qatar. His legs do not function...

First tests for stem cell therapy are near

Even as supporters of human embryonic stem cell research are reeling from last week's sudden cutoff of federal funding, another portentous landmark is quietly approaching: the world's first attempt to carefully test the cells...

London marks 2-year countdown to Paralympics

LONDON — London will mark the two-year countdown to the homecoming of the Paralympics on Sunday, celebrating the growing prominence of the event and its start in England in 1948. More than 500,000 people have...

Effect on stem cell ruling on companies unclear

(Reuters) - Government officials say they will appeal a U.S. District Court injunction that stops new federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. The ruling has no direct effect on researchers or companies working...

Neuralstem files FDA application for first chronic spinal cord injury stem cell trial

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex:CUR) announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a Phase I safety clinical trial for chronic...

Stem cell reversal: Ill Americans deserve better

District court judge blocks federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Just when you thought embryonic stem cell research would begin to show whether regenerating damaged cells would allow spinal cord injury victims to walk...

Recovering Movement In Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

The University of California, Irvine, has just completed the very first study to show that human stem cells can bring back movement in spinal cord injury, advocating the possibility of treatment for a more...

Court Blocks New Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Obama administration Monday from using federal dollars to fund expanded human embryonic stem cell research, saying the research involves the destruction of embryos. The ruling comes after the...

Saudi court backing away from paralysis punishment

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia --A Saudi court is trying to persuade a man paralyzed in a fight to drop his demand to inflict a similar injury on his attacker by having his spinal cord surgically...

Covington man first to get new procedure

The first patient to undergo an adult stem cell procedure that may help spinal cord injury patients regain function had an injection Thursday that may change the course of medical history. Sitting in his den...