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Monthly Archives: January 2015

ECU doctors receive grant to conduct research on spinal cord injuries

Two doctors at East Carolina University have been given funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for research that could help people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any physical pain that...

Ed Faulds honored for exceptional volunteer work

Monroe Fire Department Volunteer Ed Faulds was already recognized for his dedication and commitment to the fire department’s prevention and pre-fire planning division last June. So, in December, when they named him the 2014 Administrative...

Former surfer, now quadriplegic’s advice: Never give up

ALBANY, Ore. — Ron Heagy Jr. of Millersburg, Ore., used to think he had problems. He was 17, 6-foot-2, and could bench-press 300 pounds. He was going to be a fullback for Oregon State University....

BrainGate brings wireless computer mind control to paralysed people

A wireless brain-computer interface capable of transmitting thought commands to digital devices is close to commercialisation following more than a decade of development. The BrainGate Neural Interface System, engineered by researchers at Brown University in...

Israeli Traveller Conquers Heaphy Track in Wheelchair

Arnon Amit from Israel arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on January 2, 2015, after successfully negotiating the Heaphy Track in a wheelchair. The...

Paralyzed rats regain use of hind legs with flexible spinal cord implant. Humans to...

Swiss scientists demonstrated a flexible ribbon-like implant that attaches itself to a paralyzed rat’s spinal cord, allowing the animal to walk again. The prosthetic, described by foremost experts in the field as ‘remarkable’, works...

Famed quadriplegic BASE jumper set to compete in para-bobsled’s first ever World Cup

TORONTO — When Lonnie Bissonnette flips his wheelchair, whether it's misjudging a step bouncing down a flight of stairs or landing hard after parachuting off the roof of a building — equally likely scenarios...

NCSU study gets paralyzed pooches back on their feet

RALEIGH One paralyzed dog even got its wag back. The new study at N.C. State University, though, was mainly to see if two experimental drugs could help dogs with spinal cord injuries regain the use...

Research team identifies important control mechanisms for walking

Even after complete spinal paralysis, the human spinal cord is able to trigger activity in the leg muscles using electrical pulses from an implanted stimulator. This has already been demonstrated in earlier studies conducted...

Hope: Two paralyzed Georgia teens take different paths on stem cell treatment

Stem cell therapy holds promise for people whose conditions leave them without much hope. But it also poses a dilemma: Stay and wait for U.S. stem cell experiments to pan out and receive government approval, or...