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First Paralysed Person to Be 'reanimated' Offers Neuroscience Insights


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'Reanimated' patient

Ian Burkhart can make isolated finger movements and perform six different wrist and hand motions.

Credit: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/ Batelle

A quadriplegic man who has become the first person to be implanted with technology that sends signals from the brain to muscles—allowing him to regain some movement in his right arm hand and wrist—is providing novel insights about how the brain reacts to injury.

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