Articles by: Brooke Ellison

Some Heroes

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June 4, 2012

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There were very few people who ever get the privileged opportunity to change the understanding of possibility or the strength of the human spirit. My dear friend, Christopher Reeve, was one of these people. There probably aren’t many who might consider Chris’ years living with paralysis as a “privilege”, but […]

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Stem Cell Research Promos

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February 8, 2011

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The following commercials were produced entirely by Brooke Ellison’s students at Stonybrook University.

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The Brooke Ellison Story: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

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February 7, 2011

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The Brooke Ellison Story: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

From Library Journal At age 11, Brooke Ellison was left paralyzed from the neck down after being hit by an automobile. Writing together in alternating chapters, Brooke and her mother, Jean, document the exhausting efforts and dedication that it took for Brooke to beat overwhelming physical odds and finally graduate, […]

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The Brooke Ellison Story [trailer]

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February 7, 2011

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The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope Confirmed

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February 6, 2011

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Stem Cell Research

As the field of stem cell research grows each minute, so too, does the promise and potential of these stem cells. And this promise certainly isn’t a small one. There are over 1 billion individuals whose quality of life can be improved with stem cells. Everyday over 100,000 NEW patients […]

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Stem Cell Research Myths

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February 6, 2011

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Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research is a complex topic, for sure, but its underlying nature is straightforward: it is one of our clearest and most direct paths to treating disease. However, the tremendous promise that it holds has been clouded by mistruths and inaccuracies, misunderstandings and misrepresentations, which deserve clarification. Here are […]

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What’s the story with the latest breakthrough using skin cells?

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February 6, 2011

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Stem Cell Research

The scientific community recently welcomed an exciting announcement regarding the ability to coax ordinary skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells. This achievement, made by Dr. Thomson in Wisconsin and Dr. Yamanaka in Japan, was achieved by infecting skin cells with four genes found in embryonic cells that essentially […]

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What the heck is a SCNT?

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February 6, 2011

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Stem Cell Research

SCNT is an acronym for Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, an intimating-sounding procedure, but one that holds tremendous promise for the future of research. SCNT is a process by which scientists can replicate a piece of DNA from any cell in the body – a muscle or skin cell, for instance […]

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Stem Cell Research

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February 6, 2011

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Stem Cell Research

THE BROOKE ELLISON PROJECT believes that stem cell research is among the most exciting and potentially revolutionizing issues today. This is an issue unlike any other, as every day that passes is another opportunity or even life lost. This is a time unlike any other, as the potential and goal […]

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Diabetes and Stem Cells

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August 11, 2009

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Diabetes and Stem Cells

The State of Diabetes Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In a 2007 study, it was determined that the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals of all ages with Diabetes in the United States was 23.6 million people, or 7.8 percent of the population. […]

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