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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nutlins cancer drug may be able to reverse spinal cord damage

LONDON, UK - A group of drugs being tested for cancer treatment have been shown to present promising results for spinal cord injury in mice, according to a new report. The cancer drug called Nutlins...

Putting 1 foot in front of another, former quadriplegic spends 15 years learning to...

LOS ANGELES — The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first,...

New study shows stem cell treatments promote faster healing in primates with spinal cord...

A new study appearing today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, designed to test how stem cell injections affect primates with spinal cord injury (SCI), showed the treatments significantly improved the animals’ motor function recovery...

Quadriplegic bodybuilder works towards going pro

WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - With the help of friends and family one local quadriplegic man is working towards becoming a professional body builder. Ernie Johnson says...

Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American...

THREE YEARS AGO then 20-year-old Jack Kavanagh had the world at his feet when fate struck him an incredibly cruel blow. Now, he’s about to show us what a truly indomitable spirit is as...

Scientists Meet in Louisville to Share Research That Could Improve Treatments for Spinal Cord,...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/23/15) — More than a dozen leading basic scientists from around the nation and the world studying neurological function made presentations to 160 fellow researchers in Louisville Wednesday and Thursday. The goal? To...

Next Generation of Neuroprosthetics: Erik’s Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZgeb_HDb48 Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination through a...

After years of paralysis, a man drinks a beer with the help of a...

A new thought-controlled robotic arm taps into a different part of the brain than most, which its creators say may give its paralyzed users an easier learning curve and allow for more fluid movements....

Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient’s Intentions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=F4wAvlA_Of0 Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain's movement center, the motor cortex, can allow patients with amputations or paralysis to control the movement of a robotic limb—one that can be either connected to or...

Brain implant controls robotic arm – with the power of thought

Erik Sorto, a 34-year old American, has been unable to move his arms or legs for more than a decade, since a gunshot wound left him paralysed from the neck down. Even now, he...