CWRU on 60 Minutes—worth watching twice

History’s most successful broadcast newsmagazine is re-running a spring segment featuring Case Western Reserve University researchers at 7 p.m. this Sunday, July 16.

The piece highlights advances by biomedical engineering professors Dustin Tyler and A. Bolu Ajiboye and their teams in restoring movement and the sense of touch for individuals who have become paralyzed or lost a limb. 

Correspondent Scott Pelley and his team visited Cleveland in January to meet with faculty members—as well as research participants Brandon Prestwood and Austin Beggin—to learn more about how combining neuroscience and technology can help transform people’s daily lives.

When the story first aired March 26, the program drew more than 9 million viewers. Researchers subsequently heard from people interested in participating in the research—and at least one considering supporting the effort.