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Monthly Archives: November 2014

German Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

For the first time, researchers in Germany have been able to create spinal cords in a Petri dish. To be more precise, they didn’t grow complete spinal cords, but neuroepithelial cysts, which are ellipsoid...
Dan Horton quadriplegic teacher aide

Quadriplegic teacher aide a great role model

A MAN who became a quadriplegic after a motorbike accident is working as a teacher aide at Yarwun Primary School, and is one of the best, according to staff. Dan Horton took a break from...

Reconnecting a paralyzed man’s brain to his body through technology | Chad Bouton |...

https://youtu.be/BPI7XWPSbS4 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if you were in an accident or had a stroke that left you paralyzed or without the ability...

GoPro: Wheels into the Woods!

http://youtu.be/PmEagFS7K6c Five months recording, three months editing and post-producing, one GoPro 3 + Black edition, seven different camera positions, mounted on a Power Wheelchair and myself. A GoPro specially modified remote-control to use it hands-free,...

Friends help quadriplegic hunt pheasant, elk

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvesting a pair of pheasants could be considered a success for any hunter. But for 45-year-old Troy Bird, those two kills represented something much more. “What he gets out of it is...

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday. New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement. Best known for his experimental exoskeleton...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Laboratory Breakthrough Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients to Breathe on Their Own...

Case Western Reserve Researcher Presents Findings that Could Free Patients from Ventilators – Even Years after Injury Case Western Reserve researchers have developed a procedure that restores function to muscles involved in the control of...

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them. In some cities, drivers with disabilities trying...
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

Do spinal cord injuries cause subsequent brain damage?

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine researchers find that spinal cord injuries can cause brain degeneration Baltimore, Md., November 14, 2014--Most research on spinal cord injuries has focused on effects due to spinal cord damage...

Paralyzed Bride Is Going To Be A Mom With Help Of Surrogate

"The accident made me want kids even more." -Rachelle Friedman Knightdale, NC -- Rachelle Friedman loves to shop. The problem is she doesn't know if she should buy baby clothes for a boy or a...