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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.

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.

Science sees future beyond Paralympics

Paris - Imagine a future with no sporting events for paralysed people.

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.

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...

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Video: Nose-cell transplant enables paralyzed dogs to walk again

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England have achieved success in restoring hind leg mobility in dogs through the use of nerve cells located in the nose.

Op-Ed: Computer chips could potentially cure physical paralysis

The scientific community has developed new ion-based electronic chip designed to control muscles. This new technology could potentially cure paralysis in the 21st century.

Keeping the brain active helps treat paralysis

Some new research has shown that keeping the brain active (so-termed ‘brain engagement’) can potentially help the treatment of people who have suffered paralysis.

Robotic arm controlled by paralyzed patients' thoughts

Scientists at Brown University have developed a computer electrode sensor, implanted into the brain, which patients can use to control the movements of a robotic arm.

India: Paralysis cases soar after oral polio vaccine introduced

A new report by two Delhi pediatricians suggests that the sharp rise in childhood paralysis in India is due to the increased usage of the oral polio vaccine, a drug that was banned in the U.S. over a decade ago.

Hickey causes woman partial paralysis

It turns out that the quickest way to a woman's heart is through her arteries. The result of a passionate "lovebite" turned into a rather terrifying emergency for one New Zeland woman.

The brain-machine interface: Bypass circuits for paralyzed limbs, and they work

People with partial or total paralysis have been suffering for years, and carers and medical systems have been battling almost impossible problems in basic treatment. Now, a beautiful idea may be enough to re-route brain signals from the brain.

Nutritional Supplement helped paralysed boy

Timothy Bingham is a ten-year-old boy who was paralysed five years ago from the neck down. An amino acid has helped him move his arms.

Toronto Woman Returns From Stem Cell Treatment In China

Cheryl Paget traveled all the way from Mississauga to China in the hopes that she might one day be able to walk again from a controversial operation involving stem cell treatment.
 

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