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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Good News Chronicle Day 6


Severe spinal cord injury leads to a permanent loss of function and sensation because the connection between the brain and the lower body has been lost. However, researchers have now found that 'by using an electrical device to stimulate the spinal cord below the site of the injury, it is possible for paralyzed people to assert limited control over muscle movements' (Good News Network). This means that there may one day be a way to further restore function in these people.

Read more at:
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/health/spinal-cord-injury-may-not-mean-permanent-paralysis.html
and
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/04/07/brain.awu038.abstract
and
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay686587_20140408__Milestone__Therapy_Produces_Leg_Movement_in_Paraplegics.html