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Experts seek to improve the lives of those living with paralysis Special

Beijing - Canadian and Chinese experts have joined forces to improve the lives of those living with paralysis after spinal cord injury around the world.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle

Progress in electrical stimulus for paralysis

Paris - Scientists on Tuesday reported progress in a technique to stimulate the lower spinal cord in paraplegics to help them recover lost nerve function.
In the Media by AFP

Science sees future beyond Paralympics

Paris - Imagine a future with no sporting events for paralysed people.
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

Monkey mind control

In a remarkable study, the brain activity of one monkey was used to control the movements of a second, sedated animal. Scientists hope that the method will allow an individual to control a paralyzed body or limb.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Monkey experiment 'could lead to paralysis cure'

Paris - Scientists working on a paralysis cure said on Tuesday they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate's arm to do its bidding.The lab experiment, in which a fully sedated...
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

Op-Ed: Polio virus could spread beyond Syrian borders — Is Europe next?

The global initiative to see polio eradicated by the year 2018 has received a punishing blow. The wild strain of the polio virus seen in Syria can infect someone without their becoming ill, making "silent transmission" a devastating possibility.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Paralympic swimmer not disabled enough for world championships

Montreal - Overcoming adversity takes a lot of will power, drive, and support from family and friends. Everyone has encountered setbacks in life, but what happens when everything you’ve worked for suddenly comes to a halt?
In the Media by Jay McClung - 3 comments

Dog eats paralyzed owner's testicle

Trumann - A stray dog rescued by a paralyzed northeastern Arkansas man returned the favor by biting off and eating one of his savior's testicles while he slept.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 15 comments

Drug for hypertension helps the injured to walk

New research, conducted in Australia, indicates that a drug used to treat hypertension is also effective at helping mobilize patients with constricted limb arteries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Paralyzed dogs helped with their own nose cells

Dogs with spinal injuries have been helped through a novel technique that takes cells from the back of their noses and transplants them into the site of injury. The technique has successfully restored some level of movement.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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