Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries, resulting in paralysis with little to no hope of recovery. Recent studies in monkeys, however, suggest that this dismal outlook may some day change. Study results published in Nature detail how such injuries were bypassed using wireless technology, allowing monkeys to walk again. Although results in monkeys may not translate to such results in humans, the technology is essentially the same as that already used in humans to treat recalcitrant Parkinson’s disease, so human trials may not be far off.
Read more, and watch paralyzed monkeys walk again, here: ‘Brain wi-fi’ reverses leg paralysis in primate first