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2009-04-21 23:34:58

Researchers say the number people in the United States living with paralysis or spinal cord injuries has been greatly underestimated. A University of New Mexico study suggests 1.28 million people in the United States have had a spinal cord injury and more than 5.6 million live with some form of paralysis. Previous estimates put the number of spinal cord injuries at 250,000 and paralysis cases at roughly 4 million, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation said Monday. Researcher said the...

2009-02-02 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) is kicking off the first Congressionally-designated Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) Awareness Month, part of a national effort to bring attention to PLS, a debilitating condition that affects tens of thousands of families across the United States. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/PH65601LOGO ) "It is important that we create greater awareness for PLS and other neuromuscular diseases, and...

2009-02-02 06:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) announced today that Richard Garr, CEO and President, will present at the 11th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held on February 9-10, 2009, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York City. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO) Neuralstem's presentation is scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live and...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem Inc., today announced that it has licensed the rights to three inventions from Cleveland Clinic pertaining to Targeted Spinal Cord Therapeutics Delivery. All three inventions were developed by Dr. Nicholas Boulis MD, formerly of Cleveland Clinic, now at Emory University. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) "We are very pleased to have licensed-in these important delivery technology rights," said...

2008-08-03 12:00:32

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News Four years ago, Maggie Anderson's spine was crushed when the minivan she was riding in hit black ice, flipped and landed on her. Anderson will forever regret not strapping on a seat belt that day in Idaho. But at 21, she's found joy in life, good friends and even a chance of escaping her wheelchair. Hope first came days after the crash, when she realized she could roll over. Three years later, after intensive daily therapy, Anderson's right leg moved....

2008-07-07 06:00:26

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, has completed a preclinical study in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The study conducted at the Keck Center was an effort to repair spinal cord injuries in animals through the transplantation of Brainstorm's neurotrophic factor (NTF) adult stem cells. The results showed a positive trend of...

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2004-12-04 03:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dogs with paralyzed hind legs regained the ability to walk after getting a shot of a chemical cousin of antifreeze that helped repair nerve cells in their damaged spinal cords, scientists reported. Purdue University researchers who led the project hope the approach can soon be tried in people, but caution that there are significant differences between human and canine spinal cords. The treatment only worked on dogs given the injections within about three days of their...


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