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Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation
Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation

Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind. Still, she had to relearn how to pull her hair back in a ponytail and tie her shoes. It's a struggle to play horsie with her three children using only one arm for support, and she had to start off with a child's fat crayon to learn to write left-handed. But now, she has proof of what she knew all along. A team of researchers watched in awe Thursday morning in her Central Pennsylvania home as she controlled a virtual arm depicted on a laptop through 11 distinct hand,...

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