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Paralysed rats 'learn to walk'

Paralysed Rats Learned to Walk

Paralysed rats have been able to walk again when their spinal cords were bathed in chemicals and zapped with electricity, scientists have shown.

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    06/1/2012 - 6:14 am | View Link
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    06/1/2012 - 12:45 am | View Link
  • Paralysed rats 'learn to walk'
    Paralysed rats have been able to walk again after their spinal cords were bathed in chemicals ... The study, in the journal Science, showed injured rats could even learn to sprint with spinal stimulation. Experts said it was an "exceptional study" and ...
    05/31/2012 - 9:47 pm | View Link
  • Paralysed rats ‘learn to walk’
    Paralysed rats have been able to walk again after their spinal cords were bathed in chemicals and zapped with electricity, scientists have shown. An injury to the spinal cord stops the brain controlling the body. The study, in the journal Science, showed ...
    05/31/2012 - 3:22 pm | View Link
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