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A man paralyzed from the waist down was able to voluntarily control and move his legs with the help of an electrical implant in his spine.
26 September, 2018
- Thanks to a groundbreaking surgery, a paralyzed man regained the ability to briefly walk for a short period of time.
- An electrode implanted into the epidural space of the spinal cord gave the patient limited function of his lower extremities.
- It's thought that the mechanism behind this could be reopening a line of communication between the nerves to the brain.
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Fight or flight? We've all been there. Now we have an understanding of how it works.
23 September, 2018
- There is such a thing in neuroscience as a 'gut feeling.'
- We don't quite know what it's saying yet, but we have an idea.
- "Gut signals are transmitted at epithelial-neural synapses through the release of … serotonin."