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FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

... used by patients with no electrical activity in a paralyzed limb.Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs, a pioneer in the field, notes that for stroke patients, a large body of evidence now suggests that repeated practice with an impaired limb can foster plastic changes in the brain. In other words, it can help the brain for...

Rounding Up Rodeo Injuries Helps in Prevention

...r a cowboy crushed by a bull in competition who is paralyzed for the rest of his life? Butterwick says. Until you know the extent of the problem, you cant effectively find solutions. Butterwicks registry is also retroactive, meaning that people can enter information about previous catastrophic injury. Memory...

Teenage Girls Conviced for Killing Cabbie

...hed and kicked the driver, whose left arm had been paralyzed by a stroke. The pair fled in Mr. Hormozi's stolen taxi and left the injured father of two in a Canley Heights street, where he died. Justice McClellan declared Mr. Hormozi had coronary disease and the attack was "sufficient to traumatize him and t...

Human Stem Cell Therapy Restores Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats

...icine have successfully restored motor function in paralyzed rats by grafting human spinal stem cells (hSSCs) in them. "We demonstrated that when damage has occurred due to a loss of blood flow to the spines neural cells, by grafting human neural stem cells directly into the spinal cord we can achieve a pro...

Hillary Clinton Speaks Up Strongly for Stem Cell Research

...ld Alex Walter with Type 1diabetes and Laura Clark paralyzed since a car crash three years ago. Together they appealed at a meeting in New Hampshire for more funds for stem cell research, a move resisted by President Bush. Steve Walter, father of Alex, said he is a registered Republican but supports Clint...

Teenage Girls Conviced for Killing Cabbie

...hed and kicked the driver, whose left arm had been paralyzed by a stroke. The pair fled in Mr. Hormozi's stolen taxi and left the injured father of two in a Canley Heights street, where he died. Justice McClellan declared “Mr. Hormozi had coronary disease and the attack was "sufficient to traumatize him and ...

Nanotechnology Could Treat Spinal Cord Injuries, Diabetes, and Parkinson's Disease

...technology might achieve in regenerative medicine, paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries have regained the ability to walk using their hind limbs six weeks after a simple injection of a purpose-designed nanomaterial. "By injecting molecules that were designed to self-assemble into nanostructures in t...

Electronic Nerve Stimulator Enables Walking

...tist. She's a young woman sitting in a wheelchair, paralyzed from a snowboarding accident. She presses a button on a control box strapped to her waist ... and then she stands up. "So here you see the functional benefit and the fact that I can stand out of my wheelchair," she explained. "I can reach for thin...

The First Commercially Available Brain Computer Interface

...tor. One of the main goals is to enable completely paralyzed patients (locked-in syndrome) to communicate with their environment. What is Pocket BCI? Based on the mobile data acquisition system, g.MOBIlab, a Brain-Computer Interface, is now available on the Pocket PC. A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) c...

Robotic Therapy Helps Restore Hand Use After Stroke

..., although the affected hands were neither totally paralyzed nor unable to feel. Seven women and six men who had suffered a stroke at least three months prior participated in the pilot study using this robotic device. “Most spontaneous improvement in function occurs in the first three months after a stroke, ...

Gene Behind Lincoln’s Diseas

...lund says. In another experiment, the biologists paralyzed the worms by disabling two genes needed for muscles to contract. "In paralyzed worms, the axons do not break, even in the absence of spectrin, which says it is movement that cause...

New Ideas on Developing Thought-Controlled Artificial Limbs

...be able to return function to people who have been paralyzed by a spinal-cord injury, lost a limb, or in other ways. "Whether it is a prosthetic device or a disabled body function, the mind could regain control," says Smith. To create the interface, the team used a newly developed process of stretch growth o...

Italian Court Presides Over the Judgment of Incurably Ill Italian Man, Pleading Euthanasia

...orgio Welby - suffering// from muscular dystrophy, paralyzed and terminally ill – who has petitioned the court to allow the doctors to disengage him from the respirator, and allow him to die. Italy, largely influenced by Roman Catholic sentiments, has not taken it too well, and the case has stirred a hornet’...

More AIIMS Doctors Joining Hunger Strike Again

...e wherein medical services in the Capital had been paralyzed for almost 17 days. However, patients at the hospital express skepticism as the word of the strike spread. SR...

Polio Outbreak on Wane: Next Rounds Must Focus on Youngest Children

...gainst polio. The outbreak this year, which has paralyzed 583 children (as of 9 December,), has peaked at it...r than those in earlier years – 1600 children were paralyzed in 2002 – demonstrating the effect of pulse polio rounds and improved routine immunization. At this ...

Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas

... control effort was necessary or even possible has paralyzed large donors and major conservation organizations," said Peter Walsh, a co-author from Max Planck. "We are hoping that the starkness of our results will push some public or private donor to finally commit the two or three million dollars necessary to...

Cancer patient Dies of Massive Radiation Overdose

...e overdose could prove fatal or probably leave her paralyzed and suffering brain damage. Shortly after being informed of the errors Lisa said, "We don't know what's in the future because I could be brain-damaged, I could be paralyzed. Later in the future, in 10 to 15 years, I could not be here. It's just time...

45% of Indians Affected by Chikungunya Fever

.... So far the Union government appears to be almost paralyzed to curb this menace. Union Health Minister, Mr. Ramadoss is faced with a situation that needs some long lasting solutions, without which the health of tourism as well as the face of Indian economy will be marred. LA...

Engineer Paralyzed by Undercooked Lamb

Auckland engineer, Paul White was paralyzed by consuming undercooked lamb shanks. It left unable to breathe with out assistance and even unable to blink at one stage during// which his eyes had to be taped shut at night so he could sleep. These are the frightening symptoms of an extreme case...

A boon to the paralyzed -Brain Gate Neural Interface System

...ain signals that relay the intention of moving the paralyzed limbs// , as signals to an implanted sensor, which...y in his motor cortex while he imagined moving his paralyzed limbs and then used that imagined motion for several computer-based tasks. Among his accomplishments...

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