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Electrical Spine Implants Get Parkinson’s Patients Up and Walking

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, issues with movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, issues with movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems. As the disease becomes more severe, the sufferer’s ability to walk becomes more and more impaired, oftentimes causing them to become homebound.

 

One Small Hop for a Drone, One Major Leap for Medicine

A team of transplant physicians and researchers recently made history when a donor organ was delivered by a drone for the first time.

Drones can be used for everything from film making to parcel delivery, but a team of transplant physicians and researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) recently made history when a donor organ was delivered by a drone for the first time.

 

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