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At Mayo, pioneering steps toward helping paralyzed patients

His face flushed from the effort, Jered Chinnock straightened his back after a therapist helped position his feet on the floor of a Mayo Clinic hospital lab. He paused, concentrating, before he gently loosened his grip on the metal railing at his side. “Nice control!” a physical therapist encouraged him as he recently stood perfectly …

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New Treatment Let’s Paralyzed Patients Move Their Legs

Researchers at UCLA have done something they didn’t think was possible: without the use of surgery, they helped people with severe paralysis voluntarily move their legs — something that’s never been accomplished before. While it may be years before this new approach could be widely used, the researchers now think patients with severe spinal cord …

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How a remarkable new technique allowed paralyzed men to move legs again

  In the 1990s, physiologist Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton met Christopher Reeve at a science convention. It was a few years after the actor best known for playing Superman had been severely injured during a horse riding competition, and Edgerton saw before him America’s icon of invincibility confined to a wheelchair. “It’s urgent,” Reeve told …

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Paralyzed patients move again with new, non-surgical stimulation

For the first time, doctors have found a way to help completely paralyzed patients regain voluntary movement — without surgery. A new technique called transcutaneous stimulation helped five paralyzed patients move their own legs after several weeks of gradually increased re-training using electrical stimulation, physical therapy and an experimental drug. This is another step in …

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UCLA life scientists awarded Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Award

V. Reggie Edgerton, UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology; Yury Gerasimenko, professor and director of the laboratory of movement physiology at St. Petersburg’s Pavlov Institute and a researcher in UCLA’s Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology; and colleagues have been awarded a Popular Mechanics’ 2011 Breakthrough Award for developing “an electric …

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