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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hand Cycle to India – Inspiration for Spinal Cord Injured

A Victoria Woman Living With a Spinal Cord Injury Is Going to Cycle India

Human trial to use stem cells to treat spinal cord injury

A patient paralysed through spinal cord injury has become the first person to receive human embryonic stem (ES) cell treatment in a clinical trial being conducted in the United States. The anonymous patient was...

Rutgers’ LeGrand has no movement below neck after spinal cord injury

Rutgers defense tackle Eric LeGrand currently has no movement below the neck following surgery Saturday night for a spinal cord injury he suffered in the Scarlet Knights' 23-20 overtime victory at Army. "I was at...

Everett talks about his recovery from paralysis

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Three years ago, a hit on the football field left Kevin Everett paralyzed. He became one of the 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries. Everett has recovered from his injury, and...

Stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury tested on patient

NEW YORK — Geron Corp. has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries, marking the first time such a drug has been used on a human. The company said...

Geron Starts First Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Study

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Geron Corp. used a therapy made from stem cells taken from human embryos to treat a patient paralyzed by a spinal-cord injury in the first U.S.-authorized test of the...

Desperate search for spinal cord injury cure

Imagine the plight of a young person, the sole bread-earner in the family, getting paralysed below the neck as a result of a road accident, with no movement or sensation in all four limbs...

Paralyzed man overcomes ‘amazing odds’ to help others

When he was 19, a cliff-diving accident left Dan Cummings of Hyde Park paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors told him that he’d be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life....

Stem Cells Repair Damaged Spinal Cord Tissue

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown how stem cells, together with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord. The results are of potential significance to the development of therapies for spinal...

Berkeley Bionics: Introducing eLEGS

Berkeley Bionics unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheel­chair users who are committed to living life to its fullest.