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Monthly Archives: January 2014

How neurons control fine motor behavior of the arm

Motor commands issued by the brain to activate arm muscles take two different routes. As the research group led by Professor Silvia Arber at the Basel University Biozentrum and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for...

U.S. team conducts study using new cell technique in monkeys

A research team at Harvard University has conducted a preliminary study on monkeys paralyzed by spinal cord injuries using a newly found technique for turning specialized cells into multipurpose ones that behave like embryonic...

‘Stem cells’ created in less than 30 minutes in ‘groundbreaking’ discovery

Scientists have turned adult cells back to their embryonic form in under 30 minutes by simply treating them with acid in a breakthough which could revolutionise personalised medicine. The era where organs and tissues can...

Johns Hopkins Study: Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise in U.S.

The number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries is on the rise in the United States, and the leading cause no longer appears to be motor vehicle crashes, but falls, new Johns Hopkins research...

Wireless brain implant promises freedom from paralysis

People who have lost their limbs may no longer fear the prospect of paralysis, if researchers manage to perfect a wireless brain implant. Research by BrainGate, a program that pools research from several universities, is...

Quadriplegics breathe easier with help of new device

Once used by Christopher Reeve, it was developed in part with funding from the Rick Hansen Institute. Gabriel Abotossaway doesn’t sound like he can’t breathe on his own. On the phone from his home in Manitoulin...

Quadriplegic Pieter du Preez Ready to Break Records in 2014

“Impossible is an opinion, to me it means IM-possible … Ironman possible.” The inspirational words of South African triathlete Pieter du Preez after he became the first quadriplegic athlete to complete an Ironman event back...

Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries Should Be Assessed for Sleep Apnea

A new study suggests that patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from careful assessment for sleep apnea. Results show that 77 percent of spinal cord injury survivors had symptomatic sleep-disordered breathing, and 92 percent...

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm. Doctors will attempt to reanimate a patient’s paralyzed arm with a pioneering surgery that involves capturing...

All That I Am – A Story of Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury

http://youtu.be/RJBXlZrz99M 13 Years after a profoundly life altering accident, Motocross pro-rider Aaron Baker lives a life that few medical professionals would ever have believed possible. Aaron has since finished the Para Cycling National Championships, cycled across...