Web edition: June 8, 2012
With the right treatment and training, paralyzed rats with damaged spinal cords could walk again, a new study shows. The animals even regained the ability to climb stairs and move around obstacles.
Of course, rats aren’t humans. But the new research suggests that people might benefit from treatments similar to those the rodents received.
L. Sanders. Treatment helps paralyzed rats walk. Science News Online, May 31, 2012. [Go to]