Groundbreaking treatment that enabled paralysed animals to walk again will be tested on HUMANS within months.
Using a cocktail of drugs and electrical impulses, researchers can ‘regrow’ nerves linking the spinal cord to the brain. After two weeks, the animals were able to walk, climb stairs and run. Team say they are preparing five patients for human trials of the technology.
Scientists behind groundbreaking research that enabled enabled rats with severed spines to run again after two weeks have outlined their plans for human trials.
The technology brings fresh hope to sufferers of spinal cord injuries, and the team say they hope the first humans could be implanted with the technology within months.
Using a cocktail of drugs and electrical impulses, researchers hope to begin testing the project to ‘regrow’ nerves linking the spinal cord to the brain in five patients in a Swiss clinic.