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2011-07-22 00:01:00

Over $500,000 to support nonprofit organizations focused on improving the quality of life for those living with paralysis Short Hills, N.J. (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it is has awarded over $508,000 in Quality of Life grants to 77 nonprofit organizations. The Quality of Life Grants Program awards nonprofits organizations twice yearly that improve the lives of individuals living with paralysis. Since its inception, the Quality of Life Grants...

2011-05-24 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The news of a possible therapy breakthrough that could in the future help some people with spinal cord injury is being described as an "exciting development" by Paralyzed Veterans of America. "I think everyone who has read or seen the stories are very excited by what seems like a novel therapy to help some people with spinal cord injury be more ambulatory, at least in the laboratory setting. However, this therapy is not a cure for...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'