• California Assembly Bill to Make Paralysis Cure California Law

    Great NEWS: We have launched California Assembly Bill AB714 to make paralysis cure California Law. California Assembly Bill AB714 authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Funding & Supporting Paralysis Cure! AB714 Wieckowski (D) will directly fund the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Grant Fund and Core Laboratory. An University of California research funding account and lab to fund and [...]

    California Assembly Bill to Make Paralysis Cure California Law
  • Hanging with Dr. Hans Keirstead

    California’s Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act funded the pioneer Dr. Hans Keirstead with two grants that he and his lab turned into the Nation’s & the World’s first human GOVERNMENTALLY APPROVED embryonic stem cell-based clinical trial! The treatment was designed to treat spinal cord injury paralysis. Hans figured out how to turn hESC stem cells into the wrapping [...]

    Hanging with Dr. Hans Keirstead
  • Moving Mountains in Alabama for Spinal Cord Injury Research!

    We Moved Mountains in Alabama! We made spinal cord injury research the Law! Establishing of a version of Roman’s Law, called TJ’s Law at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! Our group led by the great Senate Minority Leader Marc Keahey, awesome Tory Minus, caring Bonnie Blackwell, brave TJ Atchison, brilliant Dr. Candace Floyd, and I truly Moved Mountains for [...]

    Moving Mountains in Alabama for Spinal Cord Injury Research!
  • Taking A Stand at the “Working2Walk” Symposium!

    It was an honor to receive the 2012 Patient Advocate of the Year award! Every year the “Working2Walk” symposium brings together many of the top scientists, advocates and friends from around the world to learn about the latest in spinal cord injury research for paralysis cure! Leaders like Dr. Hans Keirstead, Dr. Marc Tuczynski, Dr. Os Steward and Dr. Jerry [...]

  • Speak Up for Stem Cell Research!

    These are our bodies and our voices must be heard. If you want cure then you have to advocate for cure. Cures don’t just magically happen. It takes a concerted and consistent effort by Scientists, Patient Advocates, Industry, Academia and Government all working together to fund, find and manufacture our cures! Work for cure & Cure will happen!

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California Assembly Bill to Make Paralysis Cure California Law

California Assembly Bill to Make Paralysis Cure California Law

Great NEWS: We have launched California Assembly Bill AB714 to make paralysis cure California Law. California Assembly Bill AB714 authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Funding & Supporting Paralysis Cure! AB714 Wieckowski (D) will directly fund the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Grant Fund and Core Laboratory. An University of California research funding account and lab to fund and [...]

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Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Commence Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Trial

Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Commence Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Trial

NSI-566 to be tested in patients with chronic spinal cord injury Human Spinal Cord Stem Cell | Image Source: Neuralstem, Inc. This announcement is extremely encouraging news for the spinal cord injury community, as these human clinical trials will be looking at chronic spinal cord injuries. Researcher Dr. Marc Tuczyinski is a world renowned stem cell scientist working on this [...]

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The Roman Reed Core Laboratory: An Inside Look

The Roman Reed Core Laboratory: An Inside Look

The Roman Reed Core Laboratory has provided the lab space for some of the most pioneering science in the field of spinal cord injury research for paralysis cure. The lab is supported by California’s Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund, and was dedicated on March 1, 2002 in a ceremony that was read into the United States Congressional Record. [...]

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AFTER PARALYSIS STRIKES… 10 Tips on What to Do Next.

Paralysis has been described as the most devastating injury the body can sustain and yet survive. Unfortunately, the immediate and lasting damage is only part of the problem. There are a host of dangers, physical, emotional, and financial yet to be faced. 1. Make a list of chores that need to be done – mowing the lawn, fixing dinners, money [...]

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2012 Roman Reed Research Awards

2012 Roman Reed Research Awards

2012 is the 11th year of the Roman Reed Research Program. A panel of experts from the the spinal cord injury field was assembled to provide outside peer review of Roman Reed Grant applications. Submitted grants were evaluated for scientific merit and the top 10 were funded. A total of $749,311 in grants was awarded by the Roman Reed Research [...]

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Congratulations to Dr. Shinya Yamanaka on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

Congratulations to Dr. Shinya Yamanaka on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

The Roman Reed Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who is the Nobel Laurette credited with iPS cells. In 2012, Dr. Yamanaka was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that adult somatic cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent cells. By introducing the genes for four factors that turn genes on and off, he [...]

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Hanging with Dr. Hans Keirstead

Hanging with Dr. Hans Keirstead

California’s Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act funded the pioneer Dr. Hans Keirstead with two grants that he and his lab turned into the Nation’s & the World’s first human GOVERNMENTALLY APPROVED embryonic stem cell-based clinical trial! The treatment was designed to treat spinal cord injury paralysis. Hans figured out how to turn hESC stem cells into the wrapping [...]

Read more ›
Moving Mountains in Alabama for Spinal Cord Injury Research!

Moving Mountains in Alabama for Spinal Cord Injury Research!

We Moved Mountains in Alabama! We made spinal cord injury research the Law! Establishing of a version of Roman’s Law, called TJ’s Law at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! Our group led by the great Senate Minority Leader Marc Keahey, awesome Tory Minus, caring Bonnie Blackwell, brave TJ Atchison, brilliant Dr. Candace Floyd, and I truly Moved Mountains for [...]

Read more ›
Taking A Stand at the “Working2Walk” Symposium!

Taking A Stand at the “Working2Walk” Symposium!

It was an honor to receive the 2012 Patient Advocate of the Year award! Every year the “Working2Walk” symposium brings together many of the top scientists, advocates and friends from around the world to learn about the latest in spinal cord injury research for paralysis cure! Leaders like Dr. Hans Keirstead, Dr. Marc Tuczynski, Dr. Os Steward and Dr. Jerry [...]

Read more ›
Speak Up for Stem Cell Research!

Speak Up for Stem Cell Research!

These are our bodies and our voices must be heard. If you want cure then you have to advocate for cure. Cures don’t just magically happen. It takes a concerted and consistent effort by Scientists, Patient Advocates, Industry, Academia and Government all working together to fund, find and manufacture our cures! Work for cure & Cure will happen!

Read more ›