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Paralyzing Illness

By | February 25, 2014

Health workers in California have identified cases of polio-like paralysis in children.

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Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Dogs

By | November 20, 2012

A transplant of cells from the lining of the nose helps dogs with spinal injuries walk again.

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Robot Legs Obey Brain

By | September 7, 2012

A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.

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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.

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Honeycomb-grown Nerves

By | April 24, 2012

A honeycomb-shaped scaffold helps damaged nerves reconnect, providing hope that a similar scaffold could someday enable nerves repair in vivo.

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Ladybug Zombies

By | October 31, 2011

Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.

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Nerve Graft Heals Paralysis in Rats

By | July 13, 2011

A peripheral nerve graft and treatment with an enzyme blocker restored breathing in partially paralyzed rats. 

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