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Science Care News - October 2016
 
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Happy Halloween!

Did you know that the origins of Halloween date back to the time of the Celts who lived some 2,000 years ago in the areas we now know as Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France?

The ancient Celts celebrated their new year on November 1 with the festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). This celebratory day marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. 

 

You Won’t Believe the Incredible Costumes This Dad Is Making for Kids in Wheelchairs

We found this story in Reader’s Digest about how one man’s beautiful vision is becoming a reality for children with disabilities across the country.

When Ryan Weimer, 38, a nurse in Portland, Oregon, found out that his first son Keaton was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at just nine months old, he worried his boy would be forever defined by his disability. Read the story…

 

 

 

Recent Medical Breakthrough's

 

Glaucoma Breakthrough 2016: Early Detection and Experimental Drug Could Help With Vision Loss, Researchers Say

(Medical Daily) Researchers for the first time identified distinct characteristics of different types of glaucoma using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography by observing the disease in its earlier stages. The findings could help doctors diagnose the illness earlier, which could help slow down the loss of vision associated with glaucoma. Read more…

 

Medical Breakthrough: Brain Implant Allows Man To Feel Again

(Science World Report) The University of Pittsburg and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has collaborated to create a groundbreaking experiment that helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch using a mind-control bionic arm. Read more... 

 

ALS: Breakthrough discovery of destructive brain cells

(Medical News Today) Pioneering research led by The University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom reveals that a type of cell in the central nervous system that usually supports motor neuron function can "go rogue" and destroy motor neurons in people with ALS. Read more...

 

Inspirational Story

We found this video and thought you might appreciate seeing it. It's a moving tribute from the sons of a mother who has early-onset Alzheimer's. Watch the video

   

 

Poll Results

Thanks to everyone who told us what aspect of donation appealed to them most?

Here are the results:

 

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FAQ

Can you designate what type of medical research you want to contribute to? Click on the image below for the answer.

 

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 We Need Your Assistance!

If you work in any industry such as the medical field, social work, legacy planning, senior care or similar and would like to get more information about referring people to Science Care to join the donor registry, please give us a call. We’re here 24/7 and would love to hear from you.

Call 800 417 3747

 

 

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Did you know that Science Care donors contribute to research projects all over the world? Every day, research teams in places like the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia and many other countries are developing new products and treatments to combat disease and certain health conditions. These advancements in medicine would not be possible without the training and testing performed using human tissue. When you choose body donation for the advancement of medicine through Science Care, the whole world benefits

 

 

Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

A medical device company that is involved in the continuing education of practicing surgeons and instructional focus on cranial-facial trauma repair and reconstruction using advanced instrumentation and surgical techniques. The goal of this training and technology advancement is to enable reduced operating times, facilitate minimally invasive procedures with less patient pain and shorter recovery times, minimize procedural complexity, and achieve improved surgical outcomes for patients.

Conducting minimally invasive surgery training for physicians specializing in foot and ankle disorders. Courses integrate state-of-the-art concepts taught by leading orthopedic surgeons in the field with practical lab experience. Procedures demonstrated during the lab include: ankle arthroscopy, talus OATS, and tendon reconstruction and repair techniques. It is hoped that through this type of physician training, surgical recovery time will be reduced, and the overall patient outcomes will be improved.

 

See more projects here

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Share this webpage and guide with friends and family. It gives a great overview and comparison on the various end of life options for anyone who has yet to make plans or have the end of life discussion.

A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation

 

 

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