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Meet Christopher Hills – a young boy who uses Apple products to edit videos. Christopher has Cerebral Palsy, which essentially makes it impossible for him to use a traditional computer setup.
Canadian Morgan Van Breda is cycling from Delhi to Kanyakumari to raise awareness about spinal cord injury, and funds for her own treatment
Thirty two year-old Morgan Van Breda is cycling across India — with her hands. The ambitious young Canadian was only 24 when a soccer post collapsed on her back while she was in Cuba, turning her into a paraplegic.
Now, she is on a 3,900 km, seven-week journey from Agra to Kanyakumari on a handcyle, raising awareness about spinal cord injury, and funds for breakthrough stem cell research that may allow her to walk again.
Beike Biotechnology and Medistem, Inc. Report on 114 Patients Treated With Novel Cord Blood Stem Cell Protocol; New Approach Opens Door to Expanded Uses of Cord Blood Stem Cells
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In a new peer-reviewed article published by the Journal of Translational Medicine, scientists from Beike Biotechnology ( http://www.beikebiotech.com/ ), China’s leading stem cell research and regenerative medicine company, and Medistem, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MEDS; http://www.medisteminc.com ), reported positive safety data in 114 patients who were treated by doctors at Nanshan Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College (Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital) in Shenzhen using Beike’s proprietary cord blood stem cell transplantation protocol.
Disillusioned by U.S. doctors who could not help their daughter with cerebral palsy, Kara Anderson’s parents did something they could not have imagined a few years ago: They took her to China.
Specialists in the Chicago area, where the family lives, said that Kara’s brain injury was permanent and that the 9-year-old would probably end up in a wheelchair because of severe twisting in her leg muscles. But then her parents heard stories about children who had improved after receiving injections of stem cells.
The treatment was not available in the United States. It was only commercially available abroad.
The XCell-Center has completed a promising safety follow-up of 870 patients who were treated by lumbar puncture for various indications such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and more. Patients were surveyed 10 days after treatment and again after 3 months.
Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users.
Physical therapist Sandra Stevens first explored the use of underwater treadmills at Middle Tennessee State University with children suffering from cerebral palsy. She hypothesized that the underwater system might also have profound benefits for spinal cord injury patients struggling to relearn how to walk and move. Stevens noted dramatic improvement in endurance in patients who used the treadmills as part of their rehabilitation program. She said, “So they’ve gone from four or five minutes of walking to 32 or 34 minutes. That’s a big improvement,” in a DNA India article.
Stevens’ research has already helped a handful of spinal cord injury survivors to relearn to walk after suffering from full or partial paralysis.