Paralysed People Could Walk Again With Brain Implants.
Although this branch of neuroscience is new, it is not entirely surprising as we discover the brain’s versatility. Presently, this experiment has been conducted primarily on animals. However, Professor Gregoire Courtine, a neuroscientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) which led the work, cautioned there were major challenges ahead and that it may take several years before this intervention can become a therapy for humans. We certainly look forward to its applications in improving the lives of physically handicapped humans. Of course, we also are aware that these breakthroughs are not just limited to paralysis of body functions, but could breach the borders of ethical concerns in time to come.
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