WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 -- Two years ago, Zion Harvey was the first child to undergo a successful double hand transplant. Now he's gaining notoriety for another milestone: the way his brain reorganized itself in response to the amputation and transplantation.
Harvey, now 10, lost both hands because of a severe infection in infancy. The brain rewired itself after the amputations -- but reversed those changes after he received his transplanted hands, according to his doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Virtual reality games have shown promise as a treatment for pain and the aftermath of trauma. Now, a new study finds the therapy can also help stroke patients recover some use of their arms and hands.
Playing these games was as effective as adding extra physical therapy to routine stroke rehabilitation, the researchers said.