Hartford, March 7, 2007: The Hartford Wolf Pack announced today that the “Tip-A-Player” Dinner and Sports Carnival, held Monday, February 19th, netted a record-breaking $70,000. The fourth annual event featured the team serving nearly 600 guests dinner “on the ice” at the Civic Center as they competed for tips to raise funds for Gaylord Hospital. Over the past four years, the event has raised $179,000 for Gaylord Hospital and with the funds raised by this event, the Wolf Pack Community Foundation has now raised and donated over $1 million for charitable causes in Connecticut since the team moved to Hartford in 1997. Continue Reading »
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La Jolla, CA. February 2007 —Regenerative medicine is quickly moving forward. At the recent Stem Cells World Congress organized by Select Biosciences, LLC, in La Jolla, California, an international slate of presenters outlined both current applications and future hopes of stem cell research. While research and ethical debate on human embryonic stem cells will continue, much more is occurring on the rings surrounding this bull’s-eye issue, including research in both drug development and adult stem cells.
The development of drug-based therapies for degenerative disease remains an enticing business proposition. It is hoped that creating new drugs to restore cell communication pathways—failed chemical trails that scientists seem to be finding at the heart of many degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, diabetes and Alzheimer’s—will ultimately bring great profit to both patient and developer. Continue Reading »
Therapy Offers Some Patients New Hope
BOSTON — It’s been one year since Dana Reeve passed away. Dana and her husband, the late actor Christopher Reeve, became crusaders for spinal cord injury research after he became paralyzed.
NewsCenter 5′s Heather Unruh reported Wednesday that a promising treatment once used by Reeve is now available to people in Boston. It’s offering new hope for patients who once may have felt hopeless.
Richard Maloney was paralyzed in a swimming accident 20 years ago. He walked with crutches for the first time Wednesday. Continue Reading »