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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Possible Pain Relief Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers have found a possible breakthrough for spinal cord injuries with a find that a one-time injection of a protein into the cord immediately after an injury can limit pain for an extended period...

Artists ‘Rise Up’ above their disabilities at Jersey City exhibit

David McCauley can barely move his right hand and can't move the fingers on his left. But the Jersey City resident is moving crowds with his art and his drive to "Rise Up" above...

Ekso Bionics at TEDMED 2011

Eythor Bender’s Ekso Bionics makes powered, wearable robots known as “exoskeletons”

Where Does Geron’s Exit from Embryonic Stem Cells Leave the Field?

Given that the firm with the most money has just quit, questions about how to succeed are rampant. Geron, a pioneer in stem cell research founded in 1990, announced on November 14 that it was...

After life-altering crash, Mills man trains for biathlon

Taylor Weber lies belly-down on the carpet of the Parkway Plaza Hotel, aiming an electronic rifle across a nearly empty hallway. He props himself on his elbows and steadies the weapon. His target is 10...

Funding derails stem cell program aimed at paralytic

For patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, Geron Corp.'s stem cell research was the shining hope. The biotech firm showered scientists with millions of dollars to develop a treatment to reverse spinal damage. The therapy...

Finding ‘The Gift in the Wound’

For Laurie Kammer, Long Process of Healing is Well Under Way Laurie Kammer, 27, is a daughter, a sister, a dancer, a ukulele player, a graphic artist, a young woman and a friend to...

Stanford team treats final patient in landmark stem cell therapy trial

(Medical Xpress) -- The Stanford University School of Medicine and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center treated the fifth patient in the Geron Corp-sponsored trial of a human embryonic-stem-cell-derived treatment for severe spinal cord injury...

Spinal cord treatment offers hope

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have developed a promising new treatment for spinal cord injury in animals, which could eventually prevent paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every year. Dr Ben Goss, from...
Rick Hansen greets students at Cardigan elementary

Building on progress and a vision for spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injury is one of the world’s major unsolved health-care challenges, affecting not only the individuals who live with it but also their families. It requires specialized treatment and long-term care, amounting to...