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Medical Breakthrough Reverses Paralysis

Targeted Neurotechnology Restores Ability to Walk Credit:  EPFL - Participant David Mzee Able to Walk Again Significant Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries This is medicine at the cutting edge of innovation.  3 patients with paraplegia were able to walk again when their spinal cords received electrical stimulation via a wireless implant.  And after a few months of training the patients were able to control their previously paralyzed leg muscles without electrical stimulation.  The 3 had significant spinal cord injuries. Swiss Precision The study was led by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland.  It establishes a new framework for improving recovery from spinal cord injuries. Speedy and Effective Treatment The patients, who had been paralyzed for years, regained voluntary control of their leg muscles within a week of treatment.  The patients are able to walk on their own with the aid of crutches or a walker.  T