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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Researchers discover that stem cell marker regulates synapse formation

Among stem cell biologists there are few better-known proteins than nestin, whose very presence in an immature cell identifies it as a “stem cell,” such as a neural stem cell. As helpful as this...

Cancer Drug Improves Movement in Rats with Spine Injury

Researchers say the anti-cancer drug Taxol, normally used to treat breast cancer, might also hold promise as a way to help people recover from crippling spinal cord injuries. Researchers at Max Planck Institute of...

Cancer Drug Aids The Regeneration Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Taxol stabilizes growing nerve cells and reduces the barrier-function of scar tissue After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells. Two of the most important of these factors...

Wheelchair basketball rekindles competitive spirit

For Sherrod Nelson, the opportunity to play basketball again in a group setting with others has been rewarding. Nelson is one of the members of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group who has endured...

Stanford joins first embryonic-stem-cell therapy clinical trial

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford is now part of the first clinical trial of cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. The trial will enroll up to 10 patients with spinal cord injuries nationwide. The first clinical...

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Raises $490,000 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation auctioned two cars and made a wheelchair donation at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Friday, January 21. Proceeds from the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction totaled $490,000 which will...

A positive outlook: Special therapy helps man with spinal injury reclaim productive life

Practically from the time he could walk, Darren Templeton of Kinnelon enjoyed playing sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer. As a student in Kinnelon High School, he was a member of the hockey and tennis...

Power Wheelchair Comparison – Episode 2

In episode 2 we get recommendations from the chair manufacturers.

World-first cell trial raises concerns

The $1 million price tag for a trial injecting nose cells into spinal-injury patients would be better spent helping people live with their disabilities, some experts say. However, those involved with the trial say the...

Research shows regenerative benefit of MultiStem after spinal cord injury

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Athersys, Inc. announced a joint scientific study on spinal cord injury will be published today in the January issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The study,...