USA Today: Developments on Paralysis

April 8, 2014 10:05am

Here's some very good and long awaited news on paralysis, specifically the use of electric currents to help stimulate voluntary movement. It's a development that experts are calling "staggering," according to this report from the USA Today.

"The message here is that patients with spinal cord injury may no longer necessarily say it's a sentence of complete, permanent paralysis," said Roderic Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the federal agency that helped fund the research. "Spinal cord injury is devastating, but now there is hope."