Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord -- along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday.
A 35-year-old mother of two who travelled to Greece for an international martial arts convention is now paralyzed in an Athens hospital, suffering from the severe effects of a rare auto-immune disorder.
Four patients who are completely 'locked in' by paralysis have communicated that they are still 'happy' with their lives, thanks to an experimental device that translates brain activity into responses.
A new device has allowed two monkeys to regain use of their paralyzed legs by transmitting brain signals wirelessly, bypassing their spinal cord lesions, a study released Wednesday by the journal Nature said.
Patients long paralyzed from spinal cord injuries showed unprecedented gains in mobility and feeling -- and in some cases a renewed sex life -- through virtual-reality training and the use of brain-controlled robotics, scientists said Thursday.