By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In an advance in treating spinal cord injuries, researchers have pinpointed nerve cells that are key to allowing people with paralysis to walk again.
The findings come, in part, from nine patients involved in an ongoing Swiss study that is seeking to restore movement to people with paralysis.
All nine rapidly regained the ability to stand and walk with the help of implants that electrically stimulate spinal nerves that control lower-body movement.
Now the researchers are reporting that they’ve identified a specific group of cells in the lower spine that appear necessary…