In the United States, a quarter of a million people live with a spinal cord injury. Worldwide, approximately two million people live with a spinal cord injury (National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center 2007). A majority of people with spinal cord injury are below the age of 30 at the time of injury and, as a result, may require many years of treatment or assisted living. Estimates place the number of new spinal cord injuries each year at around 13,000. Depending on the severity and location of CNS injury, motor and sensory function can be mildly affected in the lower extremities or entirely eliminated below the neck. Many attempts have been made to develop therapies for CNS regeneration, but they have been met with limited success. These difficulties make a successful treatment very desirable due to the life-changing impact that CNS injury has on the lives of millions.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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