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Work on making paralysed rats regain voluntary control of locomotion published in Science.

Abstract:
The group of Prof Silvestro Micera, in close collaboration with researchers from Prof. Gregoire Courtine’s lab at EPFL, have contributed to making paralysed rats regain voluntary control of their hindlimbs, as recently published in Science.

The results were reported extensively across the media:
New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/health/in-rat-experiment-new-hope-for-spine-injuries.html
BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18257077
National Geographic:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120531-paralyzed-rats-walk-science-spinal-cords-health/
EPFL News:
http://actu.epfl.ch/news/walking-again-after-spinal-cord-injury/

Date/Time:

Jun 01, 2012   
Contact Person:

Silvestro Micera