Walking and Running Again After Spinal Cord Injury (mouse)

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Walking and Running Again After Spinal Cord Injury (mouse)

Postby CureOrBust » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:15 am

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531145714.htm
ScienceDaily (May 31, 2012) — Rats with spinal cord injuries and severe paralysis are now walking (and running) thanks to researchers at EPFL. Published in the June 1, 2012 issue of Science, the results show that a severed section of the spinal cord can make a comeback when its own innate intelligence and regenerative capacity is awakened. The study, begun five years ago at the University of Zurich, points to a profound change in our understanding of the central nervous system. According to lead author Grégoire Courtine, it is yet unclear if similar rehabilitation techniques could work for humans, but the observed nerve growth hints at new methods for treating paralysis.


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Re: Walking and Running Again After Spinal Cord Injury (mous

Postby NHE » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:09 pm

Experiment lets spine-injured rats walk, climb

A previously paralyzed rat climbs steps after several weeks of neurorehabilitation. Paralyzed rodents learned to walk after intensive training and electrical stimulation.

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Re: Walking and Running Again After Spinal Cord Injury (mous

Postby CureOrBust » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:42 pm

NHE wrote:Paralyzed rodents learned to walk after intensive training and electrical stimulation.
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Re: Walking and Running Again After Spinal Cord Injury (mous

Postby sou » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:10 am

The title is 100% misleading! They are not really walking and they are definitely not running! It's a shame... There will be a walking speed increase of 0.000000000000000000000000001% in paralyzed people during the next 41237844 billion years! WOW! THAT is science!

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