California’s First Embryonic Stem Cell Recipient

“In my heart, I believe that being in a wheelchair is temporary. In my lifetime, I’m going to walk. So, it helps know there’s something over the horiz read more

Top 5 Stem Cell Research Milestones in the Last 12 Months

October 11, 2017 is Stem Cell Awareness Day. On this day, we celebrate the progress of stem cell research. We reflect on the past year to ... read more

A Quadriplegic Takes The Mound In Milwaukee

Last week, Lucas Lindner—only a year removed from a car crash that left him a quadriplegic—rolled up to the pitcher's mound at Miller Park in ... read more

Partially paralyzed, wholly lucky

Antonio Quistian grew up in San Diego, California, surrounded by motorcycle enthusiasts. He was a healthy young man, who admittedly had never given ... read more

A Quadriplegic Embraces Life After Injury

It all started back in 1993, a beautiful summer day in Newport Beach, when Ray Pizarro was just 20 years old. He’d been hanging out at the beach ... read more

Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Injury

Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the ... read more

His Son Paralyzed, An Advocate Is Born

His involvement with stem cells sprang from a tragedy—but stem cell research and advocacy quickly became his life’s passion. Don Reed is now ... read more

VIDEO: Meet Kris Boesen, Previously Paralyzed

VIDEO: How Stem Cells Could Help Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) affect approximately 1.2 million people in the United States, with more than 11,000 new injuries per year. Caused by ... read more

Giving Quadriplegics a Second Chance

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How can stem cells help treat or cure spinal cord injury?

Scientists are turning human embryonic stem cells into special cells called oligodendrocyte progenitor cells that have been shown to support the ... read more