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Breakthrough treatment helps paralysed patients walk

by Sara HUSSEIN Agence France Presse TOKYO, Japan (AFP) A breakthrough treatment involving electrical stimulation of the spine has enabled paralyzed patients to walk again, apparently reactivating nerve connections and providing hope for people even years after accidents. A team including neurosurgeons and engineers used targeted electrical pulses to achieve the results, triggering individual muscles in a sequence, the way the brain would. The pulses are produced by an implant placed over the spine [ ]

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