Pauline to the rescue!

August 29, 2009

Pauline stepped up with driving and visit help for me on Wednesday. Always good to see her!

Pauline

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Tag Team! Michael spent Sunday evening having dinner with me and catching up.  Maryanna shuttled me to PT on Monday, then made me a custom lunch. Linda was here Tuesday to test one of her recipes, and organize my growing list of specialized supplements. What support I have!

Michael and Me on Sunday

Michael and Me on Sunday

Linda, Me and the famous supplements

Linda, Me and the famous supplements

Maryanna and Me on Monday

Maryanna and Me on Monday

Great help on Saturday!

August 23, 2009

Uncle Bernie and Aunt Greta gave me a hand yesterday and boy, did it help! From getting me washed up and dressed, to fixing meals, to scanning office paperwork and shredding, to stretching me out, they didn’t stop for a minute.

A great team to come to my rescue!

Greta, Me, Bernie

Greta, Me, Bernie

August 21, 2009 — Researchers have been able to track mesenchymal stem cells through the human brain using in-vivo MRI, which gives new information on the viability of these cells and their benefits to damaged …

Read the full story here:   http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/stem_cells/

Jack to the rescue!

August 22, 2009

From Telluride all the way to Scottsdale just to lend me a hand. Jack, you’re the man! We got to catch up, talk about cycling and ALS research, and just had a good time together. I so enjoyed it!

Rich and Jack

Rich and Jack

Ketogenic Diet chart help

August 20, 2009

Our dear friend Linda spent half a day today building a database to help Ilana and me plan meals. This special nutritional diet is supposed to support cellular health, remaining muscle health and to help me maintain my weight. Plus taste good…

I need to consume 180 grams of good fat, 120 grams of protein and only 80 carbs each day. Tall order!

Linda and Me at work on the chart

Linda and Me at work on the chart

Our dear friends Jim and Melita flew in from Georgia to see us, work and visit their daughter. They stopped by last evening with Emily and her new husband Jason, and brought dinner with them. We had a great time together!

Jason, Emily, Jim, Me, Melita

Jason, Emily, Jim, Me, Melita

Jim, Ilana, Rich, Melita

Jim, Ilana, Rich, Melita

Thanks Maryannna!

August 20, 2009

Maryanna drove me to PT yesterday. We had a good time catching up with each other!

Maryanna and Rich

Maryanna and Rich

Physicians at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute have successfully completed the first safety phase of a novel trial using stem cell injections into the heart muscle for patients who have had a prior heart attack. With this milestone, the study’s independent Data Safety Monitoring Board has given approval for the UM team to begin the next phase of their study.

Read the full story at this link:   http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161220.php

The first study of embryonic stem-cell therapy in human beings has been delayed by the Food and Drug Administration, Bloomberg News reported on August 18.

The Geron Corporation said on August 18 that the FDA had halted the company’s use of an embryonic stem-cell-based treatment for injured spinal cords in human beings. The treatment would involve injecting nerve cells made from embryonic stem cells near the site of a spinal injury. It is hoped that the stem cells would restore mobility to victims of paralysis.

Read the full story at this link:   http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/health-care/1698

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