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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Woman doesn’t let spinal cord injury keep her off the racetrack

"Life after spinal injury doesn't have to be any worse, it just has to be different." Sometimes you do something just because someone tells you not to. That was the case for Nathalie McGloin, the only...
Tamara Mena

No barrier is unbreakable! By Tamara Mena

https://youtu.be/whvu8yY1-Uo I am Tamara Mena and I am 30 years old. I’m a host, model, and motivational speaker. I’m a wheelchair user and paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury, acquired at the age of...

He can’t fly planes, so quadriplegic Charles Brice started a business filming with drones

CHARLES Brice always planned on a career above the clouds — he just imagined it would involve flying planes, not drones. Mr Brice, 26, was training to become a professional pilot before a motorbike crash...

Focus on your ability and not your disability, says Justin Vijay Jesudas

Spinal cord injury has not stopped Justin Vijay Jesudas from pursuing his dreams “All things are difficult before becoming easy,” says Justin Vijay Jesudas. After a car accident left him paralysed from below the neck...

Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk

Swiss researchers travel to China to conduct pioneering experiment. For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne...

Capturing Action Sports as a Quadriplegic Photographer

https://youtu.be/6O6NLst__oc Loren Worthington is a photographer with a unique perspective, both literally and figuratively. A spinal cord injury cost Worthington the use of three of his limbs and with that, his participation in sports. Almost...

Soon-to-be doctor behind new spinal cord research six years after becoming quadriplegic

MOST doctors study for years so they can help others but for Southport’s Dinesh Palipana, it is much more ­personal. A month out from his graduation ceremony at Griffith University, the 32-year-old doesn’t just want...

How to set up and track Apple Watch wheelchair workouts

People in wheelchairs no longer get treated like second-class citizens when it comes to Apple Watch’s fitness-tracking features. With the recent watchOS 3.0 update, which brings lots of big changes to the fitness-oriented wearable,...

Scientists find key protein for spinal cord repair

Healing protein bridges severed tissue in fish A freshwater zebrafish costs less than two bucks at the pet store, but it can do something priceless: Its spinal cord can heal completely after being severed, a...

Do Zebrafish Hold an Ingredient to Heal Spinal Cord Injuries?

Researchers have identified a protein in zebrafish that plays a role in helping heal major spinal cord injuries. The results, published in the 4 November issue of Science, could provide an important clue for...