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Brain Implants Allow Paralysed Monkeys to Walk

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Paralysed primates walk

PARALYSED PRIMATES WALK A wireless implant bypasses spinal-cord injuries in monkeys, enabling them to move their legs.

Credit: Adapted from A. Jackson Nature 539, 177178 (2016)

For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to another lab in Beijing, China, where he conducts research on monkeys with the aim of treating spinal-cord injuries.

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