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2009-03-25 14:27:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (CDRPA), Title IX of H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. The legislation was named for the late Christopher...

2009-02-04 09:27:00

DETROIT, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Bocce Palooza charity event Media: Great visuals of community leaders and grant recipients playing bocce ball Where: Palazzo di Bocce, 4291 Lapper Road, Orion, MI 48359 When: Saturday, February 7, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Why: To raise funds for rehabilitation and therapy for those with spinal cord injuries The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation for Spinal Cord...

2009-01-29 11:04:22

A new study has found that transplantation of stem cells from the lining of the spinal cord, called ependymal stem cells, reverses paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in laboratory tests. The findings show that the population of these cells after spinal cord injury was many times greater than comparable cells from healthy animal subjects. The results open a new window on spinal cord regenerative strategies. The study is published in the journal Stem Cells. The transplanted cells...

2009-01-15 15:31:00

Landmark Legislation Will Promote Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Initiatives for Millions Living with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds the United States Senate for passing the Christopher and Dana...

2008-09-24 15:01:00

By MARK JOHNSON Madison -- At a talk on stem cells and spinal cord injuries, professor Wise Young of Rutgers University described what happened once he began a series of five clinical trials in China. Americans told him they wanted to go to China to join the clinical trials. "It got me deep down," said Young, chairman of the Rutgers department of cell biology and neuroscience. "We should not be sending Americans to clinical trials in China. We should be doing clinical trials here in the...

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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2008-01-05 18:15:00

They're paralyzed from diving accidents and car crashes, disabled by Parkinson's, or blind. With few options available at home in America, they search the Internet for experimental treatments "” and often land on Web sites promoting stem cell treatments in China. They mortgage their houses and their hometowns hold fundraisers as they scrape together the tens of thousands of dollars needed for travel and the hope for a miracle cure. A number of these medical tourists claim some success...


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