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May 20, 2011

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This 2010 photo provided by Rob Summers shows Summers, center, receiving intensive physical therapy in Louisville, Ky. Summers was paralyzed below the neck in a 2006 car accident and in 2009, doctors decided to implant an electrical stimulator onto his spinal cord to try waking up his damaged nervous system. Summers is now able to stand and move during therapy sessions with the stimulator turned on. (Courtesy of Rob Summers)
A team of scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology has achieved a significant breakthrough in its initial work with a paralyzed male volunteer at Louisville's Frazier Rehab Institute. It is the result of 30 years of research to find potential clinical therapies for paralysis.



30 comments:

  1. That's sad. Hope he gets back to as close as 100% as he can get.

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  2. I hope scienze will find a way to further heal paralisys.

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  3. This is an amazing breakthrough! If the implant could be permanent, then patients could live their lives more independently.

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  4. awesome what medical science can do these days

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  5. Wow! Makes you wonder what the field of medicine will look like 50 or 100 years from now.

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  6. It's amazing what we can do now.

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  7. I think science has gone a long way already, just hope for the best!

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  8. That is amazing! science is the key to a better future and things like this support it

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  9. It's amazing how far the medical field has gone =0

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  10. makes me say: the future is now!

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  11. still. His life will never be the same.

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  12. this is sad but this is life, can't do anything about it

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  13. Would be great if they find a treatment for paralysis

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  14. That's awesome. I really hope they learn to help people like that better.

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  15. Modern medicine, the miracles it is capable of never cease to astound me.

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  16. Modern science, it never ceases to astound me the miracles it is capable of.

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  17. Interestin reading, i will search more about it.

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