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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x212 Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked
TV-PG

  • 2013-11-06T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

A 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.

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