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Oxygen Drop Makes People With Spine Injury More Mobile, Emory University Study


12/4/2013 6:44:01 AM

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Ask any mountaineer or miner and they'll tell you that time in a low-oxygen environment can be a dangerous business – it can cause altitude sickness and other health problems. But for people with spinal injuries, short periods of hypoxia may be a promising therapy for regaining mobility. About 59 per cent of people who experience trauma to the spinal cord suffer incomplete injuries, meaning that some neural pathways between their brain and the neurons that extend to their limbs remain intact.

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