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A brainstem bypass for spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury disrupts connectivity between the brain and the body. With electrochemical neuromodulation and intensive rehabilitation training, the cortex can functionally connect with spinal circuits below injury by relaying signals through the brainstem.

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  1. Laboratory for Axon Growth and Regeneration, German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

    • Brett J Hilton
  2. International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Depts of Zoology and Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    • Wolfram Tetzlaff

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