Federal Institute of Technology
Paralyzed Rat Experiment Provides New Hope for Spine Injuries
Spinal cord injuries that lead to paralysis can be devastating. The inability to use one's limbs drastically changes the quality of life for those afflicted with such injuries. Thanks to a research team led by Grégoire Courtine of the Federal Institute of Technology a significant number may be able to walk again eventually. The team has found that rats with partially severed spinal cords can be taught to walk once more with the right combination of stimulus and pharmaceutical drugs.Read on...