Saturday, May 15, 2021

Tag: Paralysis

Promise of stem cells fulfilled

clinical trial in Atlanta, Georgia, is proof that informed public debate is the key to medical advance IF I'm honest, my first reaction to recent reports that the first human embryonic stem cell trial had...

‘Second Opinion’ takes prime-time look at spinal cord injuries

ROCHESTER -- Spinal cord injuries -- which more than 11,000 American suffer each year -- will be the focus of a special edition of WXXI-TV's national heathcare series "Second Opinion." The episode airs 9 p.m....

Spinal Cord Injury Victim and Role Model Brings Essential Treatment Options to the Bay...

SCI-FIT ((Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) is open for business in its new location. SCI-FIT is Northern California’s only facility that provides comprehensive, post-traditional, exercise based therapy for individuals who have suffered a...

Human trial to use stem cells to treat spinal cord injury

A patient paralysed through spinal cord injury has become the first person to receive human embryonic stem (ES) cell treatment in a clinical trial being conducted in the United States. The anonymous patient was...

Everett talks about his recovery from paralysis

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Three years ago, a hit on the football field left Kevin Everett paralyzed. He became one of the 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries. Everett has recovered from his injury, and...

Stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury tested on patient

NEW YORK — Geron Corp. has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries, marking the first time such a drug has been used on a human. The company said...

Geron Starts First Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Study

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Geron Corp. used a therapy made from stem cells taken from human embryos to treat a patient paralyzed by a spinal-cord injury in the first U.S.-authorized test of the...

Paralyzed man overcomes ‘amazing odds’ to help others

When he was 19, a cliff-diving accident left Dan Cummings of Hyde Park paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors told him that he’d be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life....

Guide to Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis

Apps designed for SmartPhones (Blackberry, Iphone, Android) and IPads can help increase independence and improve the quality of life for people who have limited mobility from paralysis. These apps can be powerful tools for...

Governor signs spinal cord injury research bill

San Jose, CA (October 3) -- Students and teachers rejoiced! Athletes rejoiced! So with parents and advocates of spinal cord injury research, who applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing into law the bill extending...