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Paralyzed man stands, steps after spine treatment

• Reuters

A man left paralyzed after a car accident was able to stand and take steps after electrical stimulation of his spinal cord in what researchers described as a breakthrough in treating such devastating injuries.

Rob Summers, a 25-year-old former college baseball pitcher, can also move his hips, knees, ankles and toes -- and has regained some bladder and sexual functionality, researchers said on Thursday.


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