Orthopedic hand and nerve specialists Dr. Mark Tait, (left) and Dr. John Bracey use a surgical microscope as they implant tiny filament wires into the patient’s nerves. The two were part of the surgical team that successfully attached a neural-enabled prosthetic hand at UAMS in January 2023. (Photo by Evan Lewis)

Arkansan becomes second person to receive neural-enhanced prosthetic hand

BY: - May 26, 2023

Earlier this year, an Arkansas resident became only the second person in the world to receive a prosthetic hand “that restores a meaningful sense of touch and grip,” the University of Arkansas announced. The recipient, whose identity remains confidential, has been learning to use the neural-enabled prosthesis at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with the […]

U.S. Rep. María Salazar, R-Fla., speaks to reporters following a press conference at the U.S. Capitol about immigration legislation, on May 23, 2023. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom)

New bipartisan immigration legislation proposed in U.S. House 

BY: - May 23, 2023

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of six U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday described details of proposed legislation that would create a legal pathway for citizenship for undocumented people through work requirements, and would also fund border security measures.  The two Latinas who spearheaded the bill, Reps. Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat, and María Elvira Salazar, […]