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\New technology gives paraplegics hope
Treatment works by minimizing tissue damage
Updated: Saturday, 19 May 2012, 3:01 PM CDT
Published : Saturday, 19 May 2012, 11:12 AM CDT
KXAN (AUSTIN) - A new technology that has paralyzed monkey’s walking could soon have people out of wheelchairs.
CEO of Invivo Therapeutics, Frank Reynolds joined Brian Sanders in the KXAN studio this morning to talk about the breakthrough.
The treatment works by minimizing tissue damage after a spinal cord injury and improving the chance of walking again.
Trial studies with monkeys have resulted in paralyzed primates walking within two hours after being treated.
Invivo plans to begin human trials in the near future in hopes that this could be a cure to paralysis in most spinal injury cases.
For more information, you can visit the Invivo Therapeutics website .