10 months Breakthrough treatment helps paralyzed patients walk MB |LS
By Agence France-Presse 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. A handout photo released October 31, 2018 by the Federal Polytechnique School of Lausanne. The Lausanne University Hospital shows David Mzee, who suffered full paralysis of his left leg after a 2010 accident, at the Lausanne University Hospital. (EPFL/AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) The ... more