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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 20:40

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.

An electrical device inserted around the men's spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs.

And it also helped damaged nerves in the spinal cord to regrow.

The researchers hope that this unexpected bonus will enable some paralysed people ultimately to regain independent movement.

read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46043924

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