Opinion: Pitfalls of US Stem Cell Research

According to the NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPINAL CORD STATISTICS there are currently 270,000 recorded spinal cord injuries in the US alone. Increasing at a rate of 12,000 annually our particular percentage of the population is minuscule (1). Which leads to the first pitfall for US stem cell research for SCI (spinal cord injury): Because of …

How I Became a Quadriplegic

THE START There is nothing better than cruising on your new boat in the Gulf of Mexico enjoying the sun the surf and your beautiful wife (fianc√©).¬† That’s exactly how my day was going on August 23, 2014, and how I became a Quadriplegic. Started off early that morning at my house in Central Florida …