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Monthly Archives: September 2010

U.S. Can Continue Stem-Cell Funding, Court Says

Scientists who use embryonic stem cells for research can continue to receive U.S. taxpayer funding while the government challenges a lower-court order that barred...

Miracle Paralyzed Dad Shares His Family’s Story…40 Years After Football Injury

Paralyzed on Oct. 30, 1970, from spinal cord injury during Cornell football game, 60-year-old Long Island man speaks about re-inventing his life after tragic...

How injured nerves grow themselves back

Unlike nerves of the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves that connect our limbs and organs to the central nervous system have an astonishing ability...

Northwestern first site open for spinal cord stem cell trial

Northwestern Medicine is the first site open for enrollment in a national clinical research trial of a human embryonic stem cell-based therapy for...

‘Project Airport’ lifts off today and shows patients how to navigate airport in a...

It’s hard enough trying to navigate through a crowded airport, but imagine having to do it from a wheelchair.

Woman in wheelchair to make charity skydive

A woman who is wheelchair-bound after a horrific car crash is to leap from an aeroplane to help others with similar spinal injuries. Tanya Hawes,...

Progress and Promise in Spinal Cord Injury

The world’s first human embryonic stem cell-based clinical trial has been approved for the treatment of spinal cord injury.

Rick Hanson theme song celebrates 25 years

It was the song that encouraged Rick Hansen and inspired a nation as Rick wheeled 40,075 km around the world to show the potential...

Appeals court grants stay in stem cell case

The federal government will be allowed to keep funding stem cell research — for now. An Aug. 23 ruling by a U.S. District Court judge...

Single gene regulates motor neurons in spinal cord

In a surprising and unexpected discovery, scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a single type of gene acts as a...