Some new study from Dr. Gregoire Courtine (the scientist who discovered a way to treat paralyzed rats). Glad to see that he's continuing his research and getting closer to human trials!
In a breakthrough that could have implications for people with spinal injuries, a primate regained control of a paralyzed limb with the help of a brain implant that wirelessly restored communication between its brain and spinal cord.
"This is the first time that you have a connection between the brain and the spinal cord that re-established movements," the study's leader, Grégoire Courtine, a neuroscientist at the École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, told CBC News.
The findings from EPFL in collaboration with Medtronic, Brown University and Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.