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Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Three paralysed men, who were told that they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.

An electrical device inserted around the men’s spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs.

And it also helped damaged nerves in the spinal cord to regrow.

 

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