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Today's TED Talk Gregoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

November 6, 2013View for printing

A spinal cord injury can sever the communication between brain and body, leading to paralysis. Fresh from his lab, Gregoire 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.

Gregoire Courtine and his interdisciplinary lab imagine new ways to recover after devastating, mobility-impairing injury to the spinal cord.

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