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Inthewoodlands t1_ivp7ej1 wrote

That is some really great news.


thruster_fuel69 t1_ivpkvue wrote

Can't imagine how happy these people must be!

Three cheers for medical science! By far our greatest asset as a species.


FatKody t1_ivq6irm wrote

That'll be $3,000,000,000


AzureSuishou t1_ivr47zc wrote

And that’s one of our worst assets as a species.


Short-Commercial-549 t1_ivr8wf5 wrote

What are you talking about? Thats with Insurance. Thats practically giving it away compared to before. Haha.


BstintheWst t1_ivsq71s wrote

We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster...

... unfortunately he's out of network so he'd have to come up with the six million up front.


Dendad6972 t1_ivpbpg6 wrote

Read the paper and read what they are not saying. They say injured spinal cord. Not severed. This may help me because mine was crushed. It won't help most.


Dalmah t1_ivphrcs wrote

It will help some and improvements and growth in knowledge in things involving nerves are all long terms advancements to these more severe examples.


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Dalmah t1_ivpuo4w wrote

The title does not mention or imply severed spinal chord, it just says "permanent paralyzed". Nothing about the how it's permanent.


stopdrugpushing t1_ivs4e1z wrote

What I wonder is whether the age of the injury matters. I've heard before that these treatments will affect the newly injured over us oldies with atrophied/scarred nerves.


NakoL1 t1_ivq3qnp wrote

> Over the last five years, scientists have developed systems that utilize electrical stimulation to help individuals recover from the paralysis that often results from such injuries. These interventions, which have been enhanced further in combination with motor rehabilitation, have changed lives but remain largely unexplained.


TommyT2RT t1_ivqn7fy wrote

That’s awesome! Wow medicine has come a long way! Amazing !


Reagalan t1_ivs1t9k wrote

EES: "Hey you, neurons. New job."


AdDependent8620 t1_ivqeymy wrote

This is awesome.. reminds me of that Robin Williams film though


red_rocketd0g t1_ivsu070 wrote

Heeellloooo! Mrs doubtfire yep. Reminds me of that movie too


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