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Amputee Athletes Push Physical Boundaries With Help From Unique clinic
2012-06-05 14:24:07

UCSF’s Multidisciplinary Training Program Helps Amputees Reach Their Athletic Goals

2012-05-09 09:32:41

People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite very differently-shaped feet.

2012-05-02 13:33:50

Research led by vascular surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock may offer new hope to sufferers of peripheral artery disease, the cause of nearly 60,000 lower-limb amputations annually, through the use of a patient's own stem cells.

2012-04-24 09:38:42

A research team at Tulane University will report this week that the application of high levels of oxygen to a severed bone facilitates bone regrowth, study results that may one day hold promise for injured soldiers, diabetics and other accident victims.

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2011-08-18 12:40:00

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new lower-limb prosthetic that allows amputees to walk with a natural gait.

2011-07-27 03:27:00

PARIS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Pistorius, who had both of his legs amputated when he was eleven months old and who now runs with the help of two metal prosthetics, qualified last Tuesday (July 19, 2011) for the World Championships in Korea this August, by running the 400 meter race in Lignano (Italy) in 45.07 seconds (the maximum qualifying time was 45.25 seconds). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110727/471779-a ) (Photo:...


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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