Search This Blog

About Me

My photo
Nottingham, NH, United States
I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked | Video on TED.com

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked | Video on TED.comA spinal cord injury can sever the communication between your brain and your body, leading to paralysis. Fresh from his lab, Grégoire Courtine shows a new method -- combining drugs, electrical stimulation and a robot -- that could re-awaken the neural pathways and help the body learn again to move on its own. See how it works, as a paralyzed rat becomes able to run and navigate stairs.

'via Blog this'

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments will be posted after they are approved by the blog moderator. Thanks!