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April 8, 2014

Stimulation Restores Some Function for 4 Paralyzed Men

USA Today reports on an April 8 study in which 4 patients paralyzed below the chest were able to voluntarily move while receiving electrical stimulation to their spinal cords. The novel approach to rehabilitation was developed by NIBIB grantee Reggie Edgerton at UCLA.  NIBIB director Roderic Pettigrew comments on the signifance of the study in the accompanying video. Watch the video and read more about the study at www.usatoday.com.

Health Terms: 
Injury - Spinal Cord Injury,
Rehabilitation