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Ejector seat prank leaves teenager with fractured spine

<b>This video shows the shocking moment a teenager was left with a fractured spine after testing out a homemade ‘ejector’ seat.</b><p>A video posted on YouTube …

Scientists discover a "mini-brain" in spinal cord that helps keep us balanced

Keeping ourselves upright is something most of us shouldn't need to think a whole lot about, given we've been doing it almost our entire lives. But …

Teen Gymnast With Spine Bending Condition Scoliosis Makes Remarkable Recovery

Up-and-coming acrobat Lauren Hill faced an end to her sporting dreams after spine began to bend "like a banana" when she grew six inches in just two …

Estate regeneration should put estate residents first

The regeneration of council-owned housing estates can stir fierce opposition and great concern. It would be very strange indeed if it did not. People living in homes they like, perhaps homes they have lived in for a long time, are unlikely to thrill to the prospect of being turfed out. Others may …

Housing

New drug offers hope for victims of spinal cord injury

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmission

Early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied by researchers in a mouse model that mimics human …

Protective Form of Immune Response to Spinal Cord Injury Discovered

They have discovered a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, and the biological trigger, which causes the response.<p>The molecule …

Immunotherapy

Paralysed dogs walk again thanks to nasal cell transplants…and Professor Raisman’s rats.

This morning the BBC News carried a report on a medical breakthrough – and it is not a term I use lightly – that has enormous implications for people …