Paper Boys

Episode 14

Is paralysis a thing of the past?

Spinal stimulation may be able to work miracles.

Most paralysis patients are told that if they can’t regain the ability to walk in 6 months they will never walk again. Then how did three research teams get paralyzed patients walking after several years in the wheelchair? James brings in a paper on spinal stimulation that makes you feel like we are living in the future.

Grad Student Highlight: Mayrena Hernandez (@mayrenaisamar) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Injury in Sport Lab shares her research!

Check out the Nature paper here, the video posted on CNN here, and the NY Times article here.

News article + video about transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation at the University of Washington here

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