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Repeated Muscle Stimulation Can Restore Movement After Paralysis

July 15, 2016

(UPI) – Restoring movement after paralysis is difficult, and generally impossible, but researchers in Helsinki found long-term stimulation returned limited use of hands and feet in a recent study. Researchers at the University of Helsinki returned limited function to the hands and feet of two paralyzed patients by stimulating their brains and muscles during a six-month test of the method.

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