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Yearly Archives: 2011

Published: December 3, 2011

180 Medical
180 Medical is one of America’s fastest growing “Nationally Accredited” providers of sterile use catheters, urologic and disposable medical supplies. We are dedicated to meeting the supply needs of customers with chronic medical diagnoses such as Urinary Incontinence, Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Spina Bifida, and many other urologic conditions that require catheterization.

Rollin’ Wear

Published: December 2, 2011

Rollin’ Wear Inc. makes and sells adaptive clothing that gives its customers the opportunity to express their personal style while wearing clothing that allows for comfort and eliminates the negative health outcomes wearing non-adaptive denim creates. Our company was started out of the need for a stylish alternative to today’s adaptive apparel companies.

Beyond clothing, Rollin’ Wear seeks to empower individuals to live life to the fullest and embrace the lifestyle of Rollin’. By promoting our mission: EXCEED. INSPIRE. ROLL., it is the company’s goal to grow the culture of acceptance for individuals using the assistance of a wheelchair.

Disabled Hunters Gather in Nelson County

Published: December 2, 2011

Shipman, VA – Some people hunt to provide food for their families. Others do it to be out in nature. Friday in Nelson County, one group of hunters say they went out for a chance to feel whole again.

It takes a little extra work to get Robbie Thomas into the specially made handicapped-accessible blind. But once inside, he’s like any other hunter.

CPA Ontario TV – Episode 1

Published: December 1, 2011

CPA Ontario TV – The first episode of the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario webshow entitled, CPA Ontario TV.

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Not Dead Yet Despite Geron Pullout

Published: December 1, 2011

Recent news that Geron has abruptly pulled out of the embryonic stem cell (ESC) business, after having just begun the only human clinical trials with ESC’s, has been met with deserved rejoicing by the pro-life community. While it certainly is a blow to the ESC movement, it doesn’t necessarily signal the impending implosion of the ESC industry.

Not by a long shot.

Scuba Diving for Persons with Disabilities

Published: December 1, 2011

DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, partnered with The Cody Unser First Step Foundation and the National MS Society, Michigan Chapter to host a one-day introduction to Adaptive Scuba Clinic for persons with disabilities.

Possible Pain Relief Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: November 30, 2011

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 of time.

The researchers led by the Cleveland Clinic found that the naturally existing protein in humans, fibronectin, supports the survival, growth and communication of neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

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

Published: November 29, 2011

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 his disability.

In 2008, McCauley sustained a spinal cord injury during a diving accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. With support from his loved ones and innovative body weight support training, McCauley has been able to improve his health and managed to find new ways to express himself.

Ekso Bionics at TEDMED 2011

Published: November 28, 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?

Published: November 28, 2011

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 halting its stem cell therapeutics programs to conserve funds. It plans on laying off 38% of its 175-person staff and is seeking partners to take on the programs’ assets.

Geron had been developing cell products from differentiated human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for multiple indications. The company is viewed as the leader in stem cell therapies because of its patents on technology used to grow, manipulate, and inject stem cells into the human body. It helped finance researchers at the University of Wisconsin who first isolated human embryonic stem cells in 1998, allowing the cells to be grown in the laboratory.