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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Breakthrough “dancing” mol

Breakthrough “dancing” molecules study reverses paralysis in mice

Professor Samuel I. Stupp of Northwestern University led a breakthrough study that reversed paralysis and repaired grave spinal cord injuries in mice. Just four weeks after receiving a single injection of the novel treatment, the mice remarkably regained their ability to walk. “Our research Read More...

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A paralyzed man just fed himself using thought-controlled robotic hands

It’s been decades since Robert “Buz” Chmielewski could properly move his arms. A surfing accident robbed him of this ability as a teenager, causing him to be paralyzed from the neck down. But now, over 30 years since the accident, Chmielewski was able to cut food and serve himself thanks to a Read More...