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Daily Archives: June 23, 2004

Eye for excellence

Published: June 23, 2004

Decatur man 2nd in national archery contest

A second-place finish in a national archery competition would be enough to make most people brag.

But not for Decatur’s Chuck Kimball.

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

Published: June 23, 2004

Cures for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage could be as little as five years away, after the landmark creation of more than one million stem cells from a single Australian embryo.

The work of Sydney IVF’s research laboratories, the achievement is the first time Australian scientists have cultured embryonic stem cells from an Australian embryo on home turf.

Robot aids the spinal-cord injured

Published: June 23, 2004

Lokomat helps people with paralysed legs simulate walking movements

In an attempt to get the brain to signal the body to walk again, doctors are using a robot to remind paralysed patients how to put one foot in front of the other.

Patients are strapped into an “exoskeleton” and held in an upright position as Lokomat, the robot, helps them walk.

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