Paralysed Rats Walk Again in Swiss Lab Study, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Reveals

Published: Jun 01, 2012

Scientists in Switzerland have restored full movement to rats paralysed by spinal cord injuries in a study that might eventually be used in people with similar injuries. Gregoire Courtine and his team at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne saw rats with severe paralysis walking and running again after a couple of weeks following a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation of the spinal cord together with robotic support.

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