Christopher Reeve Issue — Archive Series

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Mazhar Adli, CRIPSR and DNA Magic

CRISPR—no, it’s not a new cutting-edge kitchen gadget for low fat diets, rather it was first recognized by Osaka University researcher Yushizumi Ishino in 1987, who found sequences of interrupted repeats in microbes was unusual because repeated sequences are typically arranged consecutively along DNA. Evidence then came that CRISPR is an adaptive immune system. When a microbe is invaded ...
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The Future is Coming — There’s No Way to Stop It

­­The future is coming and there’s no way to stop it. For close to 10,000 years the horse was the main mode of transportation, until we hit the 20th century, then, the horse was demoted to just a gambling vehicle. Within a hundred years we went from the horse and buggy to the automobile to flying in the skies. ...
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YogAbility a Therapeutic Approach to Yoga for People with Disabilities

A highly personalized approach, yoga therapy is based on an assessment of an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and psychological state. A therapist develops an individualized plan so a student can practice yoga tailored to his or her specific needs and that, over time, alleviates pain and enhances well being. The YogAbility Institute in Santa Monica, CA, offers a therapeutic ...
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Make an Effort to Remember the Good Things

I am among millions of people who was thrilled to see 2017 go bye bye. It was not a year that I will ever look back on and think, “Gee, I wish I could live that over again!” Yet, even knowing this, I still find myself from time to time going back anyway: in my dreams, subconscious thoughts, or ...
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Should I Change my Latitude?

The New Hampshire winter started off pretty darn cold. December’s temperature never went above freezing, and the first snowfall is still on the ground, way at the bottom. Living in New England makes riding a motorcycle year-round a slightly unintelligent choice for transportation. Last year I found myself on one of New Hampshire’s scenic byways right before a freak ...
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So darn cold!

My family and I took a trip back up to Michigan for Christmas and New Years.  We had a really good time but it was so darn cold! When it’s minus 12, you can’t really enjoy much. We flew into Grand Rapids, MI, and as we got closer, the pilot made an announcement: We were entering the runway under ...
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International Toilet Tourism

We may be on the verge of a renaissance when it comes to toilets and the spaces they inhabit. Travel and tourism researchers Carolyn Childs and Bronwyn White conducted focus groups and quantitative research on the impact of public toilets in tourism destinations. And guess what? The quality of a restroom matters … a lot! Their research revealed that ...
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Our First Interview with Christopher Reeve

We, at ABILITY, were delighted by the invitation to interview Christopher Reeve. We were anxious to know about his personal progress. He has been consulting with physicians worldwide, and we knew of his full agenda working on behalf of cures for diseases of the central nervous system—a great many speaking engagements, television appearances and the establishment of a foundation ...
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Christopher Reeve on The Practice

ABILITY had a chance to speak with Christopher Reeve on the set of the TV show The Practice. Chet Cooper: Over the past few years, you have been progressively making the transition to disability advocate. How does participating in an episode of The Practice correlate with your goals? Christopher Reeve: My overall aim as a disability advocate is to ...
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Christopher Reeve — The Tribute

Please, let’s forget about calling him Superman just this once. More appropriate labels would be pioneer, warrior, father and husband. But the actor-turned-activist, who died from heart failure October 10 at the age of 52, will forever be remembered as the man who portrayed the title role in the 1978 film Superman and its three sequels. Leaping tall buildings ...