Monday, May 10, 2021

Monthly Archives: November 2010

Just the beginning: Embryonic stem cells used on first patient

For the first time, surgeons have injected a spinal cord injury patient with human embryonic stem cells in a federally approved experiment, a biomedical firm said Oct. 11. Food and Drug Administration officials approved the...

Lives changed forever

IT is Spinal Injuries Awareness Week. For Mackay’s Luke Simmons and his family, sending out the message of how a spinal cord injury can change a life forever is deeply personal. Luke and his brother...

Spinal Injuries Awareness Week

Meet Martin Hume. Almost three years ago the 21-year-old from Elanora on the Gold Coast suffered major spinal injuries after a wakeboarding accident only two days after finishing year 12. This week is Spinal...

Monkey Business in Concord

How a Capuchin monkey aids the life of a 27-year-old Concord man and his big family. Ned Sullivan is taking it one day at a time these days. He's living at home with his brothers...

We should support stem cell research

I have very strong feelings about the support of stem cell research, and I should – I have a friend whose life could be dramatically changed from the benefits of stem cell therapy. Imagine you’ve...

Gering man walks again

After spinal cord injury, Mark Rexus was told by doctors that he wouldn’t After suffering a spinal cord injury in a work-related accident, doctors told Mark Rexus that he would never walk again. “Only one doctor...

Promise of stem cells fulfilled

clinical trial in Atlanta, Georgia, is proof that informed public debate is the key to medical advance IF I'm honest, my first reaction to recent reports that the first human embryonic stem cell trial had...

‘Second Opinion’ takes prime-time look at spinal cord injuries

ROCHESTER -- Spinal cord injuries -- which more than 11,000 American suffer each year -- will be the focus of a special edition of WXXI-TV's national heathcare series "Second Opinion." The episode airs 9 p.m....

What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure?

Millions of people worldwide experience spinal cord injuries. Breakthroughs bring researchers progress, but a complete cure is a long way off Spinal cord repair focuses on finding ways to make axons regrow and connect properly,...

Devizes spinal injury man rows ‘boat’

Paralysed Devizes man Andrew Farrow is taking part in a ground-breaking medical study which involves him rowing 100 kilometres. Mr Farrow, 45, is paralysed from the chest down but is using a specially adapted Concept...