'Suddenly Dad's body just seized up': BBC newsreader Jane Hill on the anguish of losing her father to Parkinson's – and how YOU can spot the warning signs | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 22 December 2012 From the tone in her mother’s voice, Jane Hill knew the phone call brought bad news.
'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.
World first as blind man reads braille with his EYES, using revolutionary implant<br> Implant placed in the back of the eye enabled patient to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch Implant contains electrodes, which when stimulated, represent braille letters<br>New technique allowed man to 'see' and understand words in seconds rather than minutesCould be combined with video glasses and text-recognition software to read street signs or other documents not available in braille<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 16:25 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>A blind man has been able to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch using a revolutionary device, say scientists.</p><p>In a world first, researchers streamed the letter patterns to an implant at the back of the patient's eye.
The four-year-old girl turning into a 'mannequin' due to cruel disease that stiffens her muscles and leaves her unable to move Tillie Mae Mawdsley has the rare degenerative disorder Sanfilippo Creates a build-up of sugar around the muscles, stiffening the jointsYoungster will die by the age of 14 without any treatment Parents desperate to get 'miracle' drug not available in the UK | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 16 October 2012 A four-year-old girl is turning into a ‘human mannequin’ after being diagnosed with rare disorder that stiffens her joints.
One last holiday together: Parents plan dream trip for identical twin boys with rare disease that doctors predict will kill them before they are teenagers Freddie and Louie Dawkins the only identical twins in the world with deadly neurological condition Batten disease Born seemingly healthy but now blind and autistic and will need wheelchairs Diagnosis even more devastating for their parents who were told they would never have childrenFamily now planning final holiday to Florida to swim with dolphins | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 11 October 2012 The parents of twins dying from a rare genetic disorder which will kill them before they're 12 are planning the family’s final holiday together.
Suntan lotion made from STRAWBERRIES could protect you from damaging UV rays Compounds called anthocyanins, which give strawberries their red colour, have sun protection properties | UPDATED: 16:38 GMT, 6 August 2012 Fruity: Skin tests in labs showed strawberry extract protected it from the harmful effects of UVA light Sun-tan lotions made from strawberries could soon be on sale after the fruit was discovered to protect against sunburn.
Alzheimer's hits harder earlier in life as people in their 60s decline more quickly than older patients May be that patients diagnosed after 80 have some kind of 'resistance' to condition | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 3 August 2012 People who develop Alzheimer's symptoms in their 60s and 70s, are more likely to decline quickly compared to those diagnosed in very old age, researchers say.
Fatty blood could provide early warning sign of Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 19 July 2012 Dementia: The degenerative condition affects more than 300,000 people in the UK High levels of a fat in the blood could provide an early warning of Alzheimer's, researchers say.
Alzheimer's breakthrough as scientists find rare gene that protects brain from the disease The genetic mutation stops damaging plaques forming in the brain | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 13 July 2012 A protein that protects against Alzheimer's disease has been discovered, opening the door to a new treatment.
Arthritis stem cell jab 'could ease pain for millions' Stem cells taken from stomach fat and used to regenerate knee tissueCharity chief says therapy potentially 'transformational' | UPDATED: 10:31 GMT, 10 July 2012 An injection of stem cells taken from body fat could one day help patients recover from crippling osteoarthritis.