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Monthly Archives: August 2014

DiveSTARS Teaches Scuba Diving To Disabled

(CBS) – When you have a spinal cord injury, use a wheelchair or have a developmental disability, everything on land can be a bit more challenging, but a Kankakee organization is offering a sense...

Scientists recreate spinal, muscle and bone tissue with stem cells

It’s one of the latest efforts to remake tissue in the lab. The discovery could lead to more research into human development and disease progression. Using stem cells, scientists have recreated the cells that form...

Inspirational Story of a Quadriplegic Gamer Who Streams Diablo 3 on His Twitch Account

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrMivdZ-mbI After a construction accident left him paralyzed from the neck down 20 years ago, Ken Worrall has been confined to a chair and left in the care of others. For a man who describes...

Stem cell breakthrough for ‘Cinderella cells’

The specialized cells that go on to form the spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in a growing embryo have been produced in the laboratory using stem cells for the first time. The spinal cord,...

Stem cell trial for spinal cord injuries cleared by FDA

An experimental treatment using controversial embryonic stem cells to fix severe spinal cord injuries has new life under a new company. Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. of Menlo Park received Food and Drug Administration clearance Wednesday to...

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness And Millions

Unless you live under a rock (or aren’t on Facebook or Twitter), you’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yes, all those people bombing your newsfeed by posting videos of themselves getting...

Experimental Drug Being Tested at Shepherd Center May Improve Mobility after Spinal Cord Injury

Only hours after a traumatic spinal cord injury, when the life-and-death moments have passed and ongoing challenges are just coming into focus, some patients are receiving an experimental drug that may change their lives. The...

Quadriplegic former racer’s first exhibition opens at Trinity

Quadriplegic former racing-car-driver Roger Pedrick, who was injured in a Formula Ford testing accident at Brands Hatch almost four decades ago, has opened the first exhibition of his paintings, Unity in Community, at the...

Ice Bucket Challenge Continues: What Is It All For?

The ice bucket challenge continues but there are many asking what it is all for. The challenge is now reaching other parts of the world, and many have not been fully clued into the...

Stem Cell Research ‘Holy Grail’ Uncovered, Thanks to Zebrafish

With help from the zebrafish, a team of Australian researchers has uncovered how hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) renew themselves, considered by many to be the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell research. HSCs are a significant...