Cerebral palsy

MGC Pharma Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic Transformation

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (LSE: MXC), (OTC: MGCLF), (ASX: MXC)  Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic TransformationMarking a significant milestone in its evolutionary journey, MGC Pharma has officially announced its rebranding to Argent BioPharma, pending approval from its shareholders. This rebranding is the culmination of an extensive restructuring, incorporating significant American capital and operational revisions. Poised for growth, Argent BioPharma is now set to emerge as a key player in the biopharmaceutical industry, leveraging cutting-edge advancements in Polypharmacology and Nanotechnology. With its presence on both the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange, Argent BioPharma is well-positioned to make substantial contributions to enhancing medical treatment accessibility.

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  • LONDON, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (LSE: MXC), (OTC: MGCLF), (ASX: MXC)  Rebrands as Argent BioPharma in Strategic Transformation
    Marking a significant milestone in its evolutionary journey, MGC Pharma has officially announced its rebranding to Argent BioPharma, pending approval from its shareholders.
  • Poised for growth, Argent BioPharma is now set to emerge as a key player in the biopharmaceutical industry, leveraging cutting-edge advancements in Polypharmacology and Nanotechnology.
  • With its presence on both the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange, Argent BioPharma is well-positioned to make substantial contributions to enhancing medical treatment accessibility.
  • As Argent BioPharma transitions from MGC Pharma, it stands ready to lead a new era in biopharmaceuticals, promising accessible and impactful healthcare solutions on a global scale.

Finolex Pipes & Fittings and Mukul Madhav Foundation Partner for Inclusion: Title Sponsors for India vs. England Physical Disability T20i Trophy 2024

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Finolex Industries Limited , a leading player in the Indian PVC pipes and fittings industry, and its CSR partner, the Mukul Madhav Foundation , proudly announce Title Sponsorship for the upcoming physical disability Cricket T20i Trophy 2024.

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  • Finolex Industries Limited , a leading player in the Indian PVC pipes and fittings industry, and its CSR partner, the Mukul Madhav Foundation , proudly announce Title Sponsorship for the upcoming physical disability Cricket T20i Trophy 2024.
  • England's Physically Disabled Cricket Association (EPDCA) will embark on its first-ever India tour from 28 January 2024 to 6 February 2024, marking a historic moment in the sport’s history.
  • By leveraging the power of sports, the two organisations aim to eradicate stigmas surrounding disability and foster an atmosphere of equitable society.
  • Mukul Madhav Foundation is at the forefront of disability rehabilitation and empowerment, with a rich history of positively impacting the lives of over 9,000 individuals with disabilities.

Global Cord Blood & Tissue Banking Industry Report 2024 - The Vast Majority of the Global Cord Blood Market is Now Controlled by the World's 10 Largest Cord Blood Banking Operators - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, January 22, 2024

There are over 800,000 cord blood units stored in public cord blood banks and more than 6.75 million cord blood and tissue units stored within private banks worldwide.

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  • There are over 800,000 cord blood units stored in public cord blood banks and more than 6.75 million cord blood and tissue units stored within private banks worldwide.
  • Today, nearly all U.S. cord blood banks and approximately one-third of global cord blood banks offer cord tissue storage.
  • The vast majority of the global cord blood market is now controlled by the world's 10 largest cord blood banking operators.
  • It reveals the identities of companies offering cord blood storage, cord blood processing technologies, cord blood expansion technologies, and cord blood therapeutics on a global basis.

NEW LUCKY F*CK AD PROVES EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD F*CK

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Admit it, life is f*cking hard, and everyone needs a good f*ck to get through the day.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Admit it, life is f*cking hard, and everyone needs a good f*ck to get through the day.
  • Lucky F*ck better-for-you energy drink debuted its new video ad campaign today that doesn't mince words when it comes to what we crave as primal beings.
  • On the heels of its $4 million investment announcement with Imaginary Ventures, Lucky F*ck once again demonstrates its aggressive ascension in the beverage category.
  • The name Lucky F*ck comes from a bracelet gifted to Richard by his son for Christmas to celebrate the life he's lived.

Anavex Life Sciences Announces Grant of U.S. Patent Covering Blarcamesine (ANAVEX®2-73) for Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Monday, January 8, 2024

11,839,600 entitled “NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER THERAPY” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application number 17/890,083.

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  • 11,839,600 entitled “NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER THERAPY” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application number 17/890,083.
  • Anavex’s newest patent expands coverage of ANAVEX®2-73 (blarcamesine) therapy to ameliorate various conditions associated with loss-of-function mutations of the gene encoding methyl-CpG binding protein (MeCP2).
  • This newest patent is expected to remain in force at least until January 2037, not including any patent term extension.
  • The grant of this new patent to Anavex further demonstrates our strong overall commitment to protecting the innovation and commercial opportunity of our product portfolio.”

"Gifts of the Season" Totaling $60,000 Presented to Nonprofits in Ohio

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has granted surprise "Gifts of the Season" totaling $60,000 to six nonprofits that are working to make lives better in Ohio communities served by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison.

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  • AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has granted surprise "Gifts of the Season" totaling $60,000 to six nonprofits that are working to make lives better in Ohio communities served by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison.
  • The recipients of this year's gifts are organizations that provide support services to underserved and vulnerable individuals of all ages across northwest and northeast Ohio.
  • They include:
    Valor Home, Lorain County ($10,000) – Located within Ohio Edison's service area, this organization provides transitional housing for homeless male veterans in and around the City of Lorain.
  • OutSupport, Medina County ($10,000) – Located within Ohio Edison's service area, this center provides support and informational sessions to the LGBTQIA+ community and their families in northeast Ohio.

SpineX Announces Successful in-Human Results to Treat Adults with Cerebral Palsy

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

SpineX Inc. today announced groundbreaking results in its first in-human study treating an adult with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

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  • SpineX Inc. today announced groundbreaking results in its first in-human study treating an adult with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240103634112/en/
    CP patient walking down stairs before vs after SCiP therapy.
  • Note the minimal hand support needed and the more confident steps taken by her after eight weeks of SCiP therapy.
  • “I am excited by the potential impact that SCiP could have on the CP population for both adults and children.”

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Announces 11 New National Champions Advocating for Pediatric Healthcare

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Children's Miracle Network Hospitals proudly introduces its newest cohort of National Champions, a group of extraordinary ambassadors dedicated to raising awareness about the critical need for charitable donations to support pediatric healthcare. These inspirational children and their families hail from diverse backgrounds and represent various member hospitals across the U.S. Each Champion's unique journey exemplifies the profound impact of donations on their lives, underscoring the urgent need to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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  • Adeline - Duke Children's Hospital (Age: 8)
    "The stories of our National Champions emphasize the transformative impact of charitable donations on pediatric healthcare," said Aimee Daily, Ph.D., President & CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
  • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the largest fundraising network for children's hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, partners with leading pediatric healthcare providers to give kids a world of possibilities.
  • "The stories of our National Champions emphasize the transformative impact of charitable donations on pediatric healthcare," said Aimee Daily, Ph.D., President & CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
  • National Champions are a group of ambassadors for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals located throughout the U.S. As National Champions, they're key to informing the public that children's hospitals are charities in need of donations.

7 inspiring books for kids this summer, chosen by kids aged 11-12

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

Supporting kids to choose what they read is crucial to reading motivation.

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  • Supporting kids to choose what they read is crucial to reading motivation.
  • In the spirit of celebrating choice, here are some summer reading recommendations from kids aged 11 and 12, who belong to a book club I run.
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    6 non-fiction reads for kids this summer, recommended by kids aged 9 to 11

1. Not Here to Make You Comfortable: 50 Women Who Stand Up, Speak Out, Inspire Change

  • It is full of inspiring stories about women who have made a difference in the world, including fighting for equal rights and showing people that your body isn’t gross at all.
  • I highly recommend this book to any girl or boy who wants to make a difference in the world.

2. My Journey to the World Cup by Sam Kerr

  • My Journey to the World Cup is about Sam’s achievements and how she got into the amazing sport of soccer.
  • This non-fiction book has different parts: Sam’s stories, lots of photos, interviews with Sam and teammates, fact sheets and statistics.
  • Sam talks about playing for local, national, and international clubs and for Australia – and how she felt when she played.

3. The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones

  • Edie Eckhart is an 11-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy.
  • The Amazing Edie Eckhart, written by Rosie Jones, a comedian with cerebral palsy, is about Edie starting high school.
  • Everything is exciting until Edie is put in a different class to Oscar.

4. The Boy From Boomerang Crescent by Eddie Betts

  • The Boy from Boomerang Crescent (Eddie Betts, Simon & Schuster) is about Eddie’s life before, during and after football.
  • Eddie talks about starting and ending his football career at Carlton, as well as his time at the Crows and their infamous camp.
  • I was inspired by Eddie Betts, as he wasn’t drafted in the first draft and joined mid-year, when he was very unfit.

5. Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

  • Dragon Skin is about a girl called Pip who finds a baby dragon.
  • The dragon scratches her and she knows it has given her access to something special.
  • Two other people help her save the dragon, and the cut on her hand opens a portal the dragon flies into.

6. We are Wolves by Katrina Nannestead

  • We Are Wolves is set in the second world war and told from the perspective of a German family.
  • The father must go to war and the rest of the family is forced to evacuate.
  • However, as they are evacuating, the three children get separated from their mother and grandparents.

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot is about a boy named Greg, who is trying out for a basketball team because his mum said he had to try.
  • Greg had already tried out for soccer before, in kindergarten, but he quit – knowing he was terrible!
  • Greg makes a team and when they start playing, they learn a lot about being a team and being the underdog.


Kate Douglas does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Improving the Lives of Canadian Children with Disabilities by Translating Research and Innovations into Action

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Friday, December 8, 2023

Kids Brain Health Network is the first national not for profit organization to focus on accelerating the implementation of solutions for neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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  • Kids Brain Health Network is the first national not for profit organization to focus on accelerating the implementation of solutions for neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  • As a national network, it also receives significant funds and support from its many committed partner organizations.
  • Ground-breaking research shows that intervening at an early age, when a child’s brain is still developing rapidly, can make a lasting difference.
  • “Better assessment tools, supports and systems would actually reduce the costs of neurodevelopmental disabilities to taxpayers in the long run.