Movement is restored in paralyzed rats through the use of spinal implants

January 11, 2015 2:10 PM

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An implant, which is ultra-flexible and elastic and moves with spinal wire has been created by researchers. It is expected that it could probably help in the restoration of the capacity to restore nervous functions and spinal cords in rats that are paralyzed. Called e-dura and made from silicone, it is already being praised as an engineering achievement which is groundbreaking.

Although the treatment of injuries to the spinal cord can be treated through the assistance of implants, bordering tissues can be harmed by implants which are rigid, which is why they are avoided generally. However, the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne) team had been successful in the pr...

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