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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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Hilton, B.J., Tetzlaff, W. A brainstem bypass for spinal cord injury. Nat Neurosci 21, 457–458 (2018).

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