Paralysed rats electrically stimulated to walk again

ReutersPublished: September 25, 20141 views
Published: September 25, 2014

Paralyzed rats have been helped to walk involuntarily over obstacles by electrically stimulating the severed part of their spinal cord in research at Switzerland's EPFL. Human trials inside an innovative gait platform at a nearby hospital could begin next year, offering hope to spinal cord injury sufferers currently unable to walk. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

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