New Tongue-Guided Wheelchair Wins Hearts In Clinical Trial: Disabled Given New Freedom Through Invention

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:00

Magnetic tongue piercings can guide wheelchairs for the paralyzed, according to a new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Indiana Hunter Paralyzed In Fall Ends Own Life Support After Poor Prognosis

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:20

Tim Bowers, Indiana hunter, chose to end his life after doctors told him he wouldn't walk or breathe on his own again.


2-Year-Old Toddler Pre-Chews Paralyzed Mother's Food

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 16:45

Two-year-old Gao Qianbo pre-chews his mother's food now that she's paralyzed and cannot feed herself.


Chiropractor Causes Paralysis: Woman Develops Locked-In Syndrome After Manual Therapy Rips Arteries

By | Sun, 08/18/2013 - 17:29

Sandy Nette's routine visit to the chiropractor resulted in two ripped arteries and a series of massive strokes that left her unable to move or communicate.

Victoria Arlen

Swimmer Barred From Paralympics For Not Being Paralyzed Enough

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 10:19

The International Paralympic Committee barred Victoria Arlen from this week's competition, citing her inability to provide evidence that her paralysis will be a permanent condition.


The Butterfly Revisited: New Eye Scan Could Let Fully Paralyzed People Communicate With Their Pupils [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:04

In what could be a groundbreaking development for those who are severely paralyzed, new smart goggles allow people to communicate with the movements of their pupils.

Tayloni Mazyck

25 Shot In 48 Hours in NYC: 11-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Feared To Be Paralyzed By Stray Bullet Moves Arm

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:43

Eleven-year-old Tayloni Mazyck was walking with her mother when a stray bullet pierced her neck in a bloody shooting.

Ricardo Woods

'Blinking Murder Trial': Dying Man's Blinks Identify His Shooter

By | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:11

A Cincinnati man was convicted Thursday after his alleged, paralyzed victim identified him by blinking his eyes.


UK Sports Student Left Paralyzed for LIfe After Stepping on a Sea Urchin

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 21:00

A 20-year-old student training to be a physical education teacher was left paralyzed after he was stung by a sea urchin while vacationing in Greece.

Pill May Help Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 14:39

Researchers may have developed a pill that can bring paralyzed patients to their feet and help them walk once again.

Robotic arm of Jan Scheuermann

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Helps Woman Regain Movement

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:02

A woman paralyzed from the neck down can now pick up objects and move them using a new robotic arm that she can control with her brain.

Jacoby Miles

Gymnast Is Paralyzed From the Neck Down After Fall More Rare Than 'Winning the Lottery'

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:20

Competitive gymnast Jacoby Miles, at just 15 years old, is in for the fight of her life after a misstep on the uneven bars has left her paralyzed from the chest down.

Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Dogs Walk Again

By | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:50

Researchers used cells from the dogs' nose to repair spinal cord injuries in dogs that couldn't use their hind legs.

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After Paralysis, Blind Man Takes First Steps With Robotic Suit, Plans Trip to Siberia

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:06

After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.

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Mind-Controlled Suit May Give Paralyzed the Ability to Walk [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 12:30

The suit, controlled by a cap that the user wears on their head, is operated by brainpower.