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. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addresses the 99th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum at the Crystal City Gateway, Crystal City, Virginia, on Thursday, February 23, 2023. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

Market innovation a path to economic equity in farming, Vilsack tells ag conference

BY: - February 25, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged the private sector and government officials to address inequity and promote innovation in what he called a “pivotal moment” in the nation’s history at an industry conference Thursday. In the opening session of the 99th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Vilsack said new income streams and markets will […]