As many as 500,000 people around the world each year experience a spinal cord injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can cause paralysis and affect a person’s ability to move and walk.
In the United States, about 5.4 million people live with some type of paralysis, with spinal cord injuries causing 27.3% of those cases.
Now, researchers from the NeuroRestore research center at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have identified specific neurons that, when activated, help restore a person’s ability to stand up and walk after paralysis.
Read more at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-researchers-are-restoring-movement-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injuries