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Student-built wheelchair runs indefinitely on solar power

Student-built wheelchair runs indefinitely on solar power | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A solar-powered wheelchair designed by students at the University of Virginia has won first prize in a competition, Change My Life in One Minute, to mark World Cerebral Palsy Day. Entrants to the competition were asked to come up with an innovation that could make a significant difference to a person with a disability. The solar-powered wheelchair can run continuously powered only by the sun.

 

 

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Resveratrol may improve mobility in older subjects: Animal data

Resveratrol may improve mobility in older subjects: Animal data | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The red wine compound resveratrol could help older people to battle against motor deficiencies that lead to mobility problems and increased risks of falls, according to new research in mice.

 

The older mice in the study received resveratrol for  weeks. By the fourth week, these mice had improved mobility, on par with the younger mice.

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Stem cell injections improve spinal injuries in rats | KurzweilAI

Stem cell injections improve spinal injuries in rats | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A single injection of human neural stem cells produced neuronal regeneration and improvement of function and mobility in rats impaired by an acute spinal cord injury (SCI), an international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports.

 

Grafting neural stem cells derived from a human fetal spinal cord to the rats’ spinal injury site produced an array of therapeutic benefits — from less muscle spasticity to new connections between the injected stem cells and surviving host neurons.

 

 

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AnalyticalInstrument's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:49 PM

Can we get them to test them on rat knees?