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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...