04/07/2017 - 1:54pm
Implantable fibers have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the brain and monitor electrical responses. But similar studies in the nerves of the spinal cord, which might ultimately lead to...
04/07/2017 - 1:51pm
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic successfully used intense physical therapy and electrical stimulation on the spinal cord to help a patient stand, intentionally move his paralyzed legs, and make step-like motions. These were the first movements the patient...
03/28/2017 - 1:39pm
Thousands of people who take a common bladder drug are at risk of developing dementia, experts warned last night. Use of oxybutynin, recommended by the NHS as a primary medication for urinary incontinence, has risen by 31 per cent in five years.
03/15/2017 - 1:14pm
Editor’s Note: The National Sports Center for the Disabled, founded in 1970, provides a variety of adaptive sport, therapeutic, and recreational programs for people of all ages and disabilities. Josh Thurmond, the Metro Program Director, gave us...
03/10/2017 - 10:01am
Editor’s Note: Based in England, Susie Twydell, an avid traveler and wheelchair user since 2012, came up with the idea to start a website aggregating accessible travel information from all over the internet. Her site, wheelchairworld.org, was born...
03/01/2017 - 3:35pm
Tito gives a little whoop as his friends help him, already strapped into his diving gear, slide from the boat into the smooth, cyan water off Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. “I feel closer to what I am in the water,” he tells me later.
03/01/2017 - 3:32pm
Amanda Diesen and Todd Krieg didn’t think they’d ever be able to conceive children naturally — Krieg became paralyzed after a dirt bike accident in 2014 and can’t feel anything below his chest — so when Diesen became...
02/22/2017 - 11:11am
The Keck Medical Center of USC announced that a team of doctors became the first in California to inject an experimental treatment made from stem cells, AST-OPC1, into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed 21-year-old man as part of a multi-...
02/22/2017 - 10:50am
A woman who became a quadriplegic after a violent car crash when she was just 20 says her passion for make-up helped her reclaim her identity as she adjusted to life with limited hand and wrist function.
02/16/2017 - 2:47pm
Jenn Sexton was five weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Thomas, decided to make a day of riding all-terrain vehicles near their home in Dalzell, S.C. One moment she was laughing and having a great time, and the next instant she felt herself...