• “The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back,” reported the National Institutes of Health, which helped fund the study.
  • “These encouraging results provide continued evidence that spinal cord injury may no longer mean a life-long sentence of paralysis and support the need for more research,” said Roderic Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH.
  • The method works by changing the excitability of certain networks within the spinal cord, amplifying the frayed connections like a hearing aid.

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