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2012-06-01 10:23:44

Swiss scientists on Thursday said they have given paralyzed rats the ability to walk again through a combination of spinal cord stimulation and robotic therapy. The team of researchers, led by Gregoire Courtine at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, were able to get severely paralyzed rats walking and even running again within a couple of weeks following therapy. They effectively engaged the rats in participating in their own rehabilitation. Publishing the research findings from a...

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