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THEMA: Electrical stimulation helps restore movement patterns

Electrical stimulation helps restore movement patterns 9 Monate 3 Wochen her #1

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Paraplegia is the result of traumatic injury...

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and EPFL, Lausanne have succeeded in restoring motor function following spinal cord injury. The researchers were able to show that coordinated muscle movement is the result of alternating activation patterns emanating from the spinal cord. Newly-developed implants, which use electrical stimulation to mimic these signals, were used to target and reactivate specific segments of the spinal cord. Results from this study have been published in the current issue of the journal Nature Medicine.*

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