Back in 2010, Darek Fidyka became paralyzed from the waist down after suffering stab wounds to his back. Now, after 19 months of treatment in which cells from his brain were transplanted into his spinal column, he can walk with a frame. Researchers are calling it a "historic breakthrough."
Swiss scientists have conducted an experiment in which paraplegic rats have re-learned to walk, run, and evade obstacles. The spectacular results followed a physical training regimen that included electrical and chemical stimulation of the rats' damaged spinal columns and the use of a "robotic postural interface".…
A biotech company that after much turmoil and huge expense launched the first human embryonic stem cell clinical trial in the United States is getting out of the stem cell business.
A patient with a spinal cord injury was injected with human stem cells—marking the start of the first clinical trial of a human stem-cell therapy, one that could potentially help paralyzed people walk and control certain bodily functions.
This is Sarah May Scott. She got a grave spinal cord injury in 2005. And if everything goes well, she may start walking again: