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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Around India on Wheels

Four wheelchair-bound friends are touring India in an effort to sensitise the government and the people to the need of making travel barrier-free for the disabled Finding your way across the sprawling Rock Gardens in...

Wheelchair basketball more competitive than you’d think

With Nov. 1 quickly approaching, there is still no start to the NBA season in sight. If you’re a basketball fan and you’re feeling depressed, angry and/or incomplete right now because of the lockout,...

Working2Walk 2011, Jerry Silver

Robust Functional Regeneration Beyond the Glial Scar

At 1 year, UCI stem-cell treatment safe

The world’s first test on patients of a treatment for spinal cord injury using human embryonic stem cells is so far proving safe, one year after the first of four patients received injections. The treatment,...

Spinal cord injuries associated with increased risk of heart disease

Vancouver – New research from the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation may help explain why people with spinal cord injury (SCI) have a higher risk of developing heart...

Working2Walk 2011, Anthony Caggiano (Acorda)

The Challenges of Chondroitinase Development for Spinal Cord Injury

Keefer family of Newberry Township to be featured on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ on...

Brian Keefer expects a lot of tears when he and his family watch the episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on Friday, accompanied by hundreds, if not thousands, of the volunteers who helped rebuild...

Working2Walk 2011, W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Counting Her Blessings

COURAGE DEFINES MOMENT: Sara Gallagher, seriously injured in an ATV accident, wants chance to run again Sara Gallagher doesn't take the fact she will step off an airplane on Friday for granted. Two months ago,...

Preliminary Human Experiments to Test Safety of Nerve Cell Transplants for Spinal Cord Paralysis

The new approach, currently being studied by the FDA for phase I trials, avoids the problems of immunological rejection and the controversy around the use of embryonic stem cells ROCKVILLE, Md.—A new experiment aimed at...