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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Australian Man Gets Treatment at Shepherd Center

ATLANTA - A 29-year-old Australian man who suffered a spinal chord injury found himself at Atlanta's Shepherd Center for intense rehabilitation. "I push myself every day," said Shepherd Center patient Joshua Clift. "I treat it...

Paralysed rugby player stands again for the first time in 15 years on his...

A former rugby player who was paralysed from the neck down stood again for the first time – on his wedding day. John Power was just 18 when he suffered a devastating spinal cord injury...

The Brave Ability Of Joni Tada

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Especially when it's a discarded wheelchair. Tens of thousands of disabled people in developing countries enjoy the dignity of moving about in rehabilitated wheelchairs, thanks to Joni Eareckson...

Aussie Quadriplegic is chicken soup for America’s soul

The serious impact of the spinal cord injury is remembered during the second week of November by Australians with the help of Josh Wood's inspiring story. Online PR News – 19-November-2010 – Around Australia the...

Spleen Might Be Source of Damaging Cells at Spinal Cord Injury Site

Newswise — The spleen, an organ that helps the body fight infections, might also be a source of the cells that end up doing more harm than good at the site of a spinal...

Study Seeks New Way to Enhance Neuron Repair in Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — If researchers could determine how to send signals to cells responding to a spinal cord injury, they might be able to stop one type of cell from doing additional damage at the...
ELI the DONKEY

Quadriplegic donkey walks again Stem cells aid recovery from spinal-cord injury

Eli the donkey’s recovery from incomplete quadriplegia could be the most important breakthrough in traumatic spinal-cord injuries and for the stem-cell treatment that restored his mobility—a breakthrough that could impact not only equids but...

StemCells plans chronic spinal cord injury trial

(Reuters) - StemCells Inc has filed for Swiss regulatory approval for the first clinical trial of its nerve stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries as much as a year old, the company...

Extensive Natural Recovery Seen After Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates....

Patients rave about spinal-cord therapy, but insurance won’t cover it

Families of two paralyzed Bay State teens are calling on insurance companies to step up and fund the life-altering therapy that they say has given their sons new hope, but is painfully out of...