MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A breakthrough therapy for spinal cord injury patients just got a big boost here in Minnesota. A state grant was just awarded to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center to study epidural spinal cord stimulation. The therapy utilizes a device implanted along the spine that sends an electrical impulse. Clinical trials in other states showed people were able to move their previously paralyzed muscles. The study will begin to take subjects with chronic injuries for human trial within the next few months.
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