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Neuroprosthetic rehab allows paralysed rats to walk again

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 02:05

Scientists at Switzerland's EPFL are continuing their efforts to one day reverse paraplegia in humans by making rats with spinal cord injuries walk again. Scientists led by Grégoire Courtine are helping the rodents control their otherwise paralysed back legs with the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation.

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Scientists at Switzerland's EPFL are continuing their efforts to one day reverse paraplegia in humans by making rats with spinal cord injuries walk again. Scientists led by Grégoire Courtine are helping the rodents control their otherwise paralysed back legs with the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation.

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Neuroprosthetic rehab allows paralysed rats to walk again

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 02:05