Items Tagged ‘injured spinal cords’

June 1, 2012

Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Thanks to Electricity, Chemicals—And Chocolate

By Mystery User

Wearing a robotic harness, paralyzed rats have been made to walk again, according to a new study—albeit with an oddly upright, humanlike gait and while stimulated by judicious jolts of electricity and chemicals. It’s the first time severely injured spinal cords have been reawakened, say researchers, who add that the technique might hold some promise […]

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Tags: Dr. Tony Windebank, injured spinal cords, National Geographic

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