New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

Utilizing a new implant, researchers in Switzerland gave rats with spinal cord injuries the ability to walk again. The implant, called the electronic dura, sits directly on the spinal cord, delivers drugs, and electric activity to the damaged area. The receptors and neurotransmitters reacted the same as in a patient with a healthy spinal cord. […]