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Monthly Archives: May 2011

SCI Stem Cell Clinical Trial Awarded $25 Million Dollars

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has recently awarded $25 million dollars to “the first clinical trial based on cells derived from human embryonic stem cells that has been approved by the Federal...

Clinical trials give spinal injury victims hope

There is fresh hope for thousands of paraplegics in New Zealand yearning that someday someone will give them a chance to walk again. Now, thanks to a 71-year-old Waikato housewife, recruiting for New Zealand's first...

Injured ATV racer battles his way back from paralyzing injury

On Feb. 19, ATV Pro Am racer Cody Wills of Lower Paxton Twp. crashed while competing in a qualifying race during Motorama 2011 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. In flipping his four-wheeler and landing...

Passenger Side Driving Controls

Specialty driving controls placed on the passenger side is a design option that…

System enables hands-free control of electric wheelchairs

Researchers at Essex University have developed a system that allows people suffering from severe physical disabilities, such as spinal cord injury or quadriplegia, to control a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Lai Wei and Huosheng Hu...

Germany shuts down stem cell clinic

BERLIN, May 10 (UPI) -- German authorities say they've closed down a controversial clinic offering unproven stem cell treatments for a variety of physical conditions. The XCell clinic had been treating disorders including cerebral palsy,...

Nation’s Second Participant Enrolls in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

CHICAGO & MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) recently enrolled their first subject in a national clinical research...

Leeds war victim is bionic marvel

War veteran Adam Douglas has become a Bionic Man in his battle to recover from horrific injury. The 43-year-old suffered horrendous spinal damage after he was blown up by a rock-propelled grenade. He was one of...

Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation

Our mission is to raise awareness about spinal cord injury and disease through education. Provide assistance to people who have a spinal cord injury and disease. Help them move forward in a life of...

Fighter, father hangs tough after paralyzing injury

If Michael Jones did it, he knew he'd be spent for the day. He's a quadriplegic with some sensation and bits of movement. But that morning as his nearly 3-year-old daughter, Liliana, climbed on...