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Healing the Spine December 11, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Alternative medicine.

It’s 5:45 a.m., and Dr. Jack Kessler opens the door to his neurology lab at Northwestern University, as he has every weekday since 2001.

He sits down at his computer to review any questions from his researchers and answer a host of emails. His computer background is a smiling photograph of his 24-year-old daughter Allison and a framed portrait of his family hangs above the computer.

By 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. when he just can’t leave the research – he heads home to his family and later reads and plans the next day’s work on regenerating damaged spines.

Kessler, director of the Neuroscience Institute of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, is one of the leading stem cell researchers in the country.

“This becomes an obsession,” Kessler said with blazing enthusiasm. “This becomes the driving force of life. It’s a very personal issue now.” Read More…


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