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Japan approves stem-cell therapy for spinal cord injuries—but does it even work?

Japan has approved a stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injuries. The event marks the first such therapy for this kind of ...
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Electrical stimulation to the spine helps paralyzed man walk with assistance

For many patients, total lower limb paralysis caused by spinal cord damage means a lifetime in a wheelchair. But a ...
What are the Chances of Recovering from Paralysis

Repairing paralysis? ‘Growth cocktail’ shows promise for severed nerves

[R]esearchers have coaxed nerve cells to span the divide of a complete spinal cord injury. Their findings, described August 29 in Nature, ...