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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Life goes on after acquired disability

ON A summer day in 1985, Bruce Stark got up, went to work and became a quadriplegic. Bruce, who is president of the Sunshine Coast's first independent disability services organization, 121 Care, gives an...

Making art out of life’s struggles

After becoming paralysed at the age of 22, Gilbert Tan thought his life was over. But perseverance and dedication saw him become a world-renowned artist who paints with the brush in his mouth. SINGAPORE:...

Superman to the rescue

Molly’s House awarded $10,000 for spinal cord respite care from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Molly’s House in Stuart has received a $10,000 Spinal Cord Respite Grant from the nationally recognized Christopher & Dana...

Researchers Turn Skin Cells into Motor Neurons Without Using Stem Cells

Cellular Renovation Why build something from the ground up when one can just renovate an already existing structure? Essentially, that’s what researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis had in...

A better world for wheels on Google Maps

https://youtu.be/_LbO-lr-6lU More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs. I became one of them after an accident eight years ago, and I discovered what it’s like to navigate the world on wheels. As I learned, those...

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury

Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system...

Two Adventurers to Swap Wheelchairs for Parachutes

'Skydiving is next on my list' Tonio Mercieca and Christine Borg will be swapping their wheelchairs for a parachute later this month as they tick off parascending from their bucket list. Parascending and disability are...

Virtual Reality Is Now Helping Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

Brain Machine Interface plus Virtual Reality plus Exoskeletons, this is all that it takes to trigger the recovery of patients affected by Spinal Cord injuries. A recent study published in the journal known as ‘Scientific...