posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:36 AM
Paralysed rats walk again in Swiss lab study
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.
Courtine is quick to point out that it remains unclear if a similar technique could help people with spinal cord damage but he adds the technique does
hint at new ways of treating paralysis.
so these paralyzed rats are now running, jumping, avoiding obstacles, etc. Pretty awesome!
(This is some random picture from the internet but I thought it added flavor to the thread so I threw it in. It ~may~
be related to the
original source group but I'm not sure.)
edit on 5-6-2012 by Thermo Klein because: (no reason given)