By William Brangham, Jaywon Choe
For the past few years, a rare polio-like illness has been striking otherwise healthy children, often after a mild respiratory illness or fever. Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, reached record-high numbers in 2018, and doctors still cannot pinpoint…
By Amna Nawaz, Jason Kane
It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Mind-controlled robot arms can now generate feelings of touch, based on new research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
By Nsikan Akpan
Five years ago, Ian Burkhart broke his neck at the beach, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Now he has regained some movement in his hands and fingers thanks to technology that communicates his thoughts directly to his muscles.
A brain implant and an electronic sleeve have restored hand movements in a paralyzed quadriplegic person for the first time.
By PBS NewsHour
A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 stabbing can now walk after a pioneering transplant in Poland. Cells from the man’s nose were used to repair his spinal nerves in a surgery that gives…
Researchers have shown that patients paralyzed from the neck down can move robotic arms with their minds, according to a new report in the journal Nature that documents two cases involving brain-stem stroke victims. Margaret Warner discusses the hopes for…
robotics to help paralyzed with simple tasks…
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