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Nanoscale spinal implant helps restore mobility in paralyzed limbs

• arclein
Spinal injuries interrupt the flow of electrical signals from the brain to the lower parts of the body, reducing mobility and in severe cases leading to total paralysis. Spinal stimulators are devices that can be surgically implanted into a patient's spine to bypass the injury site and restore some mobility. Unfortunately, these are often bulky, require surgery, and have precision issues. Harvard scientists have discovered a possible link in the brain between pain and poor sleep, and importantly a potential way to break the cycle