Study shows hope for people with a spinal cord injury - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Study shows hope for people with a spinal cord injury


By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new study is bringing hope to patients who have suffered a complete spinal cord injury. The research suggests even nerves that are severed don't have to be reconnected in order for limbs to move again. 

Experts at UCLA tested rats that had lost all movement in their hind legs with medication and low levels of electrical current to the spinal cord below the injury and they were able to get the rats walking, even running, with little assistance on a treadmill. They hope research can someday help human rehabilitation patients.

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