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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Stem Cell Research Review

Once researchers are able refine techniques to derive pluripotent cells and utilize them to regenerate tissue, there will be vast applications in a clinical setting. Such advances could forever change the face of human...

Matt Courson learns to take steps again after spinal injury

A few years ago, if someone was diagnosed with a paralyzing spinal cord injury, the idea of that patient ever walking again would be out of the question.

Paralysed Witley man tells of moment his heart stopped

Paralysed from the elbows down and confined to a wheelchair, Dan Eley could be forgiven for being bitter with life. The 33 year old from Witley broke his neck while teaching in Colombia. Unable to afford...

Attitude is how we react to life

BONAIRE -- There are 541 graduates in this year’s senior class at Houston County High School. A sea of caps and black gowns will fill Reaves Arena on Saturday night at the Georgia National...

Paraplegic Man Stands, Steps with Assistance, Moves His Legs Voluntarily

Regimen of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation, Plus Extensive Locomotor Training, A Significant Breakthrough A team of scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology has achieved a significant breakthrough in...

Elkhorn man competitive as ever despite paralysis

Murderball, anyone? It sounds like blood sport, but it is a team sport for athletes with disabilities. Murderball is the politically incorrect name that participating athletes have given wheelchair rugby. It’s rough and tumble—literally. Wheelchair rugby...

A Robotic Exoskeleton Works Miracles

A paralyzed student walks again, with the help of a new technology. Last Saturday, at UC Berkeley's commencement, something like a miracle happened. That, at least, is the way one's tempted to describe it. Technology...

Curing Paralysis – Again

An article by Rob Stein on the front page of today’s Washington Post (May 20, 2011) announces a stunning breakthrough treatment for paralysis that has transformed the life of a man who...

University of Louisville researchers help paraplegic stand with breakthrough research

A team of scientists from the University of Louisville and two California universities have used electrical stimulation and rehabilitation to help a paraplegic man stand and take steps with assistance — a breakthrough with...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day: 20 May 2011

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is a leading national charity providing help and support for spinal cord injured people. This year it has joined forces with other charities, including ASPIRE, to promote Spinal Cord Injury...