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Amputee controls two prosthetic limbs by thinking
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory...

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Barrier-breaking drug may lead to SCI treatments
Injections of a new drug might partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats, which was funded partly by the National...

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Study testing vibrating insoles to help people with MS balance
A pilot study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how sensation in the feet while standing relates to balance ability of people with multiple...

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Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk
Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in ...

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Nearly 40% of seniors have at least one disability: Census report
Nearly 40% of people ages 65 and older had at least one disability, according to a Dec. 2 U.S. Census Bureau report covering 2008-12. Of those 15.7 million people,...

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