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Unborn Baby Treated for Spinal Defect After Being Removed From Mom’s Womb for Surgery, Then Put Back

This pioneering new surgery is treating unborn babies of a spinal defect while they are still in the womb.

Back Pain May Soon Be a Thing of the Past After Scientists Successfully Implant Lab-Grown Spinal Discs

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully implanted spinal discs grown from stem cells – and their research had exciting results.

Noninvasive Spinal Stimulation Enables Paralyzed People to Regain Use of Hands

The noninvasive treatment could be a groundbreaking therapy for disabled people in poor communities around the world.

Drug Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, Study Shows

(BBC) - A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by scientists at Case...

Spinal Cord Injury May No Longer Mean Permanent Paralysis

Severe spinal cord injury results in a permanent loss of function and sensation -- understandable because the connection between the brain and the lower...
Taylor Swift Makes a Wish

Taylor Swift Grants Wish for Girl with Spinal Condition

Taylor Swift fans flocked to her concert in St. Paul last weekend, but one first-grader from Mankato, Minn., got a personal meet-and-greet with her...

UCLA Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again After Spinal Cord Injury

UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable paralyzed rats to walk and even run...

A Drug that Prevents Cell Damage in Spinal injuries, Cancer and Parkinson’s Diseases?

UPI reports on some excited researcers at Purdue University who said Tuesday that the hypertension drug hydralazine appears to prevent cell death. ...

Good News in History, March 21

35 years ago today, the memorial to John Lennon in New York City was unveiled on a Central Park knoll. The tract of land...

Routine Eye Test Can Detect Earliest Stages of Alzheimer’s in Seconds, According to New Research

A routine eye test can detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease in seconds, according to new research. The non-invasive scan looks for changes in...

Good News in History, March 6

On this day in 1927, Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian writer considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, was born...

Boy is Cured of Aggressive Cancer Thanks to Stem Cell Treatment Using Donated Umbilical Cord

This youngster had cancer in 70% of his body when doctors finally resorted to a stem cell treatment that used a donated umbilical cord from Texas.

‘Game-Changing’ Approval of Liver Transplant Procedure Expected to Halve the Waiting List

After its successful assessment and approval, this “ground-breaking” procedure is expected to halve the amount of people waiting for liver transplants.

Good News in History, December 23

On this day 45 years ago, the 16 survivors of a charter flight that crashed into the Andes mountains finally secured help, ending two months of desperation on a frigid glacier. All of the passengers eventually succumbed to the survival tactic of eating their dead comrades—a decision not taken lightly, but rationalized as their only means of staying alive. Rugby player Nando Parrado’s account of the tragedy—and his 10-day trek to find help—was detailed in a book called, Miracle in the Andes… (1972)

Disabled Workers Can Fulfill Their Love of Catering by Controlling Restaurant Robots From Home

This robot café could offer a creative new avenue of income and social interaction to disabled people who can no longer work in a restaurant setting.

Scientists Develop Molecule That Can Finally Help Stop Arthritis From Wearing Down Joints

Though we have drugs that can alleviate arthritis-related pain, we don't currently have any treatments for reversing the joint deterioration.

Cheap, Electric Bandages Speed Up Healing Process From Two Weeks to Three Days

The groundbreaking process drastically speeds up healing times by using gentle pulses of electricity that are powered by our own body motions.

Good News in History, November 25

28 years ago today, union leader Lech Wałęsa won Poland’s first popular election in the history of the country. A charismatic electrician who encouraged...

Scientists Can Now Regenerate and Implant Any Injured Organ Without the Body Rejecting It

“We can [regenerate anything] ... a heart after a heart attack, a brain after trauma or with Parkinson's disease, a spinal cord after injury.”

When Helicopter Upsets Tennis Player With PTSD, His Teammate Abandons Game to Comfort Him Using a Song

This tennis team not only earned approval from the crowd for their winning serve—but also for their emotional sportsmanship when things got rough. At the...