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    University of Louisville neuroscientists hope to get people walking again

    University of Louisville neuroscientists hope to get people walking again


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    "Spine cells in mammals generate a current that helps make muscles and parts of the body move. If we can find ways to harness that current and stimulate appropriate areas with electrical stimulation to enhance that current, we may be able to help people who have complete spinal cord injuries stand and walk on their own," Harkema said.

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    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas...-uol100109.php

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    Here is a link to the Courier Journal article: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...WS01/910050302

    Here is something additional from this article:

    "Harkema said she is screening paralyzed patients at UofL and Frazier for a pre-clinical study combining Locomotor training and epidural stimulation. In later research, she said, she hopes to add the drug."

    Note that this is different than the three prong approach discussed in the article. As stated, the pre-clinical trial will be without the drug "quipazine".
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    Quote Originally Posted by manouli View Post
    University of Louisville neuroscientists hope to get people walking again


    quote:

    "Spine cells in mammals generate a current that helps make muscles and parts of the body move. If we can find ways to harness that current and stimulate appropriate areas with electrical stimulation to enhance that current, we may be able to help people who have complete spinal cord injuries stand and walk on their own," Harkema said.

    read....

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas...-uol100109.php

    i wonder if i called i could volunteer

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