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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Monroe’s Nichols envisions “World without wheelchairs”

Ever since fracturing his C-5 vertebra in a varsity game earlier this year, former Monroe High School ice hockey star Mikey Nichols is constantly...

Spinal cord injury victims may benefit from stem cell transplantation studies

Two studies recently published in Cell Transplantation reveal that cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI), a major cause...

Stem cells from human embryos prove safe, improve vision -study

(Reuters) - The longest-running trial of stem cells derived from a human embryo found that the cells caused patients none of the problems scientists...

Adventurer Mark Pollock: The Mark of a real man

Adventurer unbowed despite blindness and paralysis, says Suzanne Harrington ON the evening of November 12, in 30 cities, including Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester,...

There’s hope for the paralyzed – thanks to bionic technology

Technologies have long been focused on making it possible for paralyzed people to move again, particularly after the famous ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve died...

ISU clinical trial hopes to aid paralyzed dogs

Veterinarians at Iowa State University are hoping to give 60 dogs a second chance at walking. The university’s clinical trial for paralyzed dogs is testing...

Christopher Reeve’s son announces ‘game changer’ in spinal cord injury treatment

The family of Christopher Reeve is announcing what it calls a "game changer” in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. "It's hard not to think,...

‘I am standing out and it feels beautiful’: ‘Raw Beauty Project’ empowers disabled women

When she was 19, Wendy Crawford’s life as a model changed forever, after a car accident left her a quadriplegic. Thirty years later, she’s...

Wheelchair rugby dreams get broken

Their disability is not a barrier to their passion for sports. But it seems quadriplegics are not getting wide support from society and government. “We...

When a cure isn’t a cure: searching for miracles can do more damage

Modern science can offer a lot of things, but the search for a miracle cure to spinal cord injury is dangerous on many levels. It's...